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OK, so Erin Hills isn’t a classic US Open set-up. The fairways are too wide, the greens too receptive, the scoring too low. There’s no getting around this.
But spin it another way. The course has still been punitive enough to take a chunk out of the top three players in the world, all of whom missed the cut. The rough is as penal as it comes; deviate off line, and you’re toast, as Paul Casey can testify. And wise course management and cigarette-paper risk-reward differentials are still major factors: witness the forensic brilliance of Brian Harman, plotting his way round softly, quietly, cleverly, or Justin Thomas’s perfect 3-wood on 18 yesterday, which set up that record-breaking 63, no margin for error, on a risky, aggressive line.