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LISTEN: Why the U.S. Open Should Come Back to Erin Hills

Although 8 of the top 12 players in the world missed the cut, many saw Erin Hills as too forgiving.

In episode 23 of the PostCast, Cassie Stein and Sean Fairholm are joined by PGA Tour insider Ron Green Jr. to discuss whether Erin Hills should be tabbed for another U.S. Open. The consensus? Yes, but changes should be made.

The next available date for Erin Hills to be a U.S. Open site would be 2025. While it may not be in the core of traditional venues such as Pebble Beach or Pinehurst, a return trip could certainly be in order.  

“If they do it again, and I think there’s a pretty good chance they will, they will probably narrow the fairways a little bit,” Green Jr. said. “If there was a negative in the plus-minus category, it was probably the scoring.

“It was a little lower than they wanted. But they went up there knowing that if they got certain weather, the exact weather they got, that scores could be really low.”

The conversation also touched on Brooks Koepka and the current string of seven consecutive first-time major winners. Who of the seven could become a multiple major winner?

“I think the first person I go to is Dustin Johnson,” Green Jr. said. “And then probably Sergio after that. I think Koepka will always be around because of his power. He doesn’t have to be perfect on the greens to win golf tournaments.”

Listen to this conversation and much more from season 1 of the PostCast here on iTunes.


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