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Sport U.S. Open course Erin Hills will play nearly 7,700 yards

05:05  19 may  2017
05:05  19 may  2017 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

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Host course Erin Hills will be one gargantuan layout for this year's U . S . Open in Wisconsin. United States Golf Association (USGA) executive director and CEO Mike Davis confirmed that Erin Hills will measure 7 ,693 yards on the scorecard.

The Wisconsin site of this year's U . S . Open will play nearly 7 , 700 yards this June. Host course Erin Hills will be one gargantuan layout for this year's U . S . Open in Wisconsin.

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Host course Erin Hills will be one gargantuan layout for this year's U.S. Open in Wisconsin.

United States Golf Association (USGA) executive director and CEO Mike Davis confirmed that Erin Hills will measure 7,693 yards on the scorecard.

The U.S. Open gets underway on June 15, with world number one Dustin Johnson the defending champion.

"We won't play that [exact] yardage on any one of the four days, I'm quite certain," Davis said at the U.S. Open media day.

"It may be slightly more than that, it may be slightly less than that. But we really don't figure out exactly what we're going to do until really the day before or even the day of, once we know what the wind conditions and the firmness is going to be."

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The Wisconsin site of this year's U . S . Open will play nearly 7 , 700 yards this June.

The Wisconsin site of this year's U . S . Open will play nearly 7 , 700 yards this June. Host course Erin Hills will be one gargantuan layout for this year's U . S . Open in Wisconsin.

The extreme yardage may seem harsh, but Erin Hills features a black tee that reaches 7,800 yards.

From the tips, each of the four par-five's measure at least 607 yards, including the 663-yard 18th hole.

"You're going to see balls hit and move, and because of that and because of the wind out here, the fairways are most certainly wider than most U.S. Opens," Davis said.

"But we think that works architecturally and that's really the way the three architects designed it to be, and we're excited."

So, super-long course, wider-than-normal U.S. Open fairways, and possible high winds on a links-style course. Sounds like the perfect fit for the likes of Johnson and Rory McIlroy.

Even though this will be Erin Hills' first U.S. Open, it seems well-suited to live up to the hype. It will at least be long enough to test the world's best golfers.

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