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Rory Mc Ilroy shocked by decision to cut down heavy rough at Erin Hills

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In his first tournament as a pro, he shot 64 at Congressional - which has hosted three US Opens - and was leading the Quicken Loans National.

Rory McIlroy was left dismayed after the USGA cut back the fescue on four of the holes at Erin Hills. Could you imagine? Losing a golf ball after hitting an errant shot?!?

Knox, who is 39th in the world rankings, is content with his game after finishing tied for 37th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

"I've had a good couple of practice rounds at Erin Hills and really like the course", said Johnson. As always, I'll be basing my player selections off of multiple data sources. "That was six years ago and I didn't do the same kind of homework that I do these days with golf courses".

"And with the weather conditions, it doesn't look like it's going to blow too ridiculously hard, if I'm looking at the forecast now, " he said. It's hard, there are a couple of good, hard holes.

Federer dubs himself the "world champion" of practice
Having scheduled two warm-up events prior to Wimbledon, Federer went for a first stop in Stuttgart at Mercedes Cup . The failure represents just the fifth loss of the season for the icon who sits at No. 5 in the world .

If Johnson does retain the title, he will be the first player to do so in the US Open since another American, Curtis Strange, won at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, in 1989 a year after his success at Brookline in MA. It's not supposed to be easy.

"There will be times when you want to get mad and it's going to get to you, but you've just got to stay focused and press on". "They'll vary the tees and where the pins are; they should have fun setting up the course".

According to the USGA, the decision to remove a portion of the fescue wasn't due to player complaints, but rather in view of the expected rain this week, which would literally make parts of the rough unplayable.

"They're predicting more rain Thursday night into Friday morning, likely some on Saturday". "And then if the winds are reversed, you might have to do the opposite". "A lot of times you see that". It (the rough) should be far out of play - just the wild balls should go in the fescue. "I'm thinking about that great three-man play-off in 1994 at Oakmont".

"The rough is still thick, it's a massive penalty". Definitely like the golf courses up here, they're tremendous golf courses, but I'm just trying to do the best job I can.

Spieth, who has only one PGA Tour victory to his name this season, is one of the few players in this week's field to have competitive experience of Erin Hills, having played at the venue in the 2011 US Amateur Championship. "When you consider he has only played once since Augusta, that lack of a competitive edge is going to be even more of a problem this time, even with his injury problems now apparently behind him". If I swing it like I have been the last week or so, which there's no reason why I shouldn't, I think I'll have a good week.

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