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!

Watch the video below:

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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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Retief Goosen won the US Open in 2004 with a score of four under par, with Phil Mickelson second, two strokes back.

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
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. Elliott graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He is obsessed with the game and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey. His handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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