USGA Explains The Slow Greens From The First Two Rounds

Everyone watching the U.S. Open over the weekend had one question and it was very simply, what was up with the slow greens? “It is very hard to think that ne can be able to actually smash the putts during U.S. Open,” Inbee Park said while speaking about the Women’s U.S. Open. “Putts are extremely slow, you cannot be able to hit it hard enough for it to get there.”

Morgan Pressel also had a thing or two to say about it. When her ball came up shot on Friday at the 17th hole, Morgan Pressel ended up shouting at it hoping that it will reach its intended destination. “It does not matter the number of times that you tell yourself you are going to give it a good swing, it always came short,” she said while addressing the media.  

In response to that particular question, the director of the Women’s U.S. Open, Ben Kimball, said that the slowness that was being experienced was as a result of a number of factors. While speaking to the Golf Channel over the weekend, Kimball stated that one of the factors that led to the slowness was the rain. Over the past few days that area has been receiving a good amount of rainfall, in fact the first round was brought to a stop due to the rain. One the rain had actually ended, the staff came out and did their best so as to make sure that the course was great. This saw them double cutting and rolling the greens but their were just unable to do all that work before the second round began.

 

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