BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS | The U.S. Open needs to come home to The Country Club more often.
In one of the rarer developments of any U.S. Open week, there was very little, if any, whining about the golf course or the setup or logistics. The weather was exceptional while also posing challenges for the field. The course had a rhythm and flow, with stretches where players needed to hang on and others where they could try to attack.
“The course is perfect, absolutely perfect,” said Shane Lowry. “It's a proper U.S. Open. The USGA has done a great job here this week.”
“It's true living history on this golf course; you're taking steps on holes that some greats have in the past,” said Jon Rahm. “It's kind of like going to Augusta or a place like Riviera, Colonial – courses that have been hosting events for a long time and are part of this game.”
The Country Club didn’t need to be tricked up to provide a proper test for modern players using modern equipment. It held its own in one of the most sports-obsessed towns in the world, draw...
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