GOLFERS DO NOT APPEAR TO BE HAPPY WITH THE U.S. OPEN COURSE

The best golfers in the world could be in for a rude awakening this weekend at the U.S. Open.

Traditionally known was one of the most challenging tests in golf, the USGA has taken heat in the past for making the U.S. Open too hard. Coming off of a PGA Championship that saw Xander Schauffele win at 21-under, this will be a completely different story.

In fact, some players already believe the course is "borderline" and that's before the greens and fairways have dried out.

"If they get any firmer and faster … they’d be borderline...They already are borderline," reigning U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark said earlier this week, via the New York Post.

He wasn't alone.

“If they were, in my opinion, borderline [Monday] when the greens were soft, what if [the wind] starts blowing up a little bit and the greens just keep getting firmer and faster?’’ Viktor Hovland added. “It’ll be just interesting to see.’’

Rory McIlroy believes the around the green play will determine the winner.

"Like most Donald Ross courses, it’s on and around the greens where I’m going to have to sort of do the most work and sort of figure out what shots to hit around greens," McIlroy said. “Obviously, Martin here 10 years ago used the putter very, very well."

The first round of the U.S. Open tees off Thursday morning at 6:45 a.m. ET.

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