USGA Going for Distance
USGA: Erin Hills could play nearly 7,700 yards Will Gray for GolfChannel.com
USGA executive director and CEO Mike Davis confirmed Wednesday at U.S. Open media day that Erin Hills will measure 7,693 yards on the scorecard, although he noted that the actual yardage will vary on a daily basis.
Following The Players last weekend, many complained that the course took away the advantage of the long ball. They speculated that the TPC Sawgrass course produced an atypical leaderboard due to the driver being taken away from the usual stars of the game.
Now the USGA has announced that Erin Hills will play to a massive 7,700 yards when it hosts the U.S. Open next month. Normal service has been resumed.