Watch: Some of the wildest putts from the U.S. Open at Winged Foot
The rough at U.S. Opens always gets all the attention, and rightfully so. But the greens at this year’s Open at Winged Foot? They are so (...)
The rough at U.S. Opens always gets all the attention, and rightfully so.
But the greens at this year’s Open at Winged Foot? They are so tough.
There are undulating hills, sometimes multiple ones on one hole. The ground is hard as a rock, punishing a miss by sending a ball far away. Extreme creativity ends up being rewarded, but it’s enough to make your mind melt.
Let’s start with a shot from Friday that punished Bubba Watson (who actually ended up having a pretty good second round with a 1-under). Some serious creativity … but down it went backwards. Yikes.
This is a very, very deflating feeling. pic.twitter.com/cwFoenyprM
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) September 18, 2020
And then there’s that epic Zach Johnson putt from Thursday:
GO AHEAD AND DO THAT, @ZachJohnsonPGA! #USOpen pic.twitter.com/zCmQJjOUHf
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) September 17, 2020
This putt from Cole Hammer was impressive — right into a hill:
Cole in the hole! @cole_hammer6765 #USOpen pic.twitter.com/Wkw8S8zb4u
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) September 18, 2020
Look at where Dustin Johnson had to put this ball out of the sand:
This @DJohnsonPGA bunker shot is worth the admiration. pic.twitter.com/c5K672YPSJ
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 18, 2020
There was this miss from Abraham Ancer. Welp.
Ancer in on the action…. https://t.co/K5Ap4cf2hW pic.twitter.com/M8QTa4L4O9
— Fantasy Golf Pod (@fantasygolfpod) September 17, 2020
Good luck the rest of the way.