WATCH: Video Shows Shinnecock Hills 18th Green Is Unbelievably Quick

Shinnecock Hills 18th Green

The US Open returns to Shinnecock Hills this week and the greens look rapid...

WATCH: Video Shows Shinnecock Hills 18th Green Is Unbelievably Quick

The US Open is in town this week at Shinnecock Hills and the USGA look to have got the greens lightning fast.

Jeff Smith (@radargolfpro on Instagram) posted this video of him dropping a ball on the 18th green and it ran the whole way off the front into a collection area.

Things could get interesting this week!

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The USGA will hope the green isn't this harsh during the Championship.

They certainly won't want any repeats of the 2004 Championship where the 7th green became practically unplayable due heat, wind and a lack of water.

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Jeff Smith posted another video to Instagram of the rough at Shinnecock:

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The European Tour posted this video of even tougher rough:

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Last year, similar videos emerged of the rough at Erin Hills and it was then strimmed right before the championship.

Let's hope that doesn't happen again this year - we want to see tough conditions, right?

The US Open gets underway on Thursday with Brooks Koepka defending the title he won last year.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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