SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Louis Oosthuizen’s drive drifted deep into the right rough. He laid up short of the green and stood in awe while measuring up his third shot.
Only 240 yards remained to the longest hole in U.S. Open history, the remodeled par-5, 670-yard 16th at The Olympic Club.
If length weren’t enough, the sharp dogleg left feels like a constant U-turn and the fairway narrows right at 300 yards.
The flag is often blind until the third shot, and ones that miss long or left will bounce even farther away because of the grass mowed razor-thin beyond the tiny green.
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