On Friday, Billy Horschel set an interesting record: He was the first in memory to hit all eighteen greens in regulation.
I that astonishing. These are the best players in the world. The players know that, historically, par is a good score at the US Open. So why are so many playing their second shots from the rough? The first step in hitting greens in regulation is hitting fairways.
Given how far these guys can hit their irons, I can’t see how driver math works in their favor. Hitting a driver makes sense if you can shorten the hole by an iron or two. However, if you’re off the fairway half the time and in one to two club rough, you’ve gained nothing.
Comments on the US Open thus far?