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Good lord, is the rough THICK at Erin Hills ahead of the U.S. Open

May 30, 2017

For weeks, we've heard that Erin Hills isn't your typical U.S. Open venue thanks to extra-wide landing areas off the tee that indicate an edge to golf's longest hitters. But it appears that if you miss those fairways, the rough is as penal -- if not more -- than what you'd expect at the national championship.

On Tuesday, recent PGA Tour winner Wesley Bryan shared a video from a practice round at the Wisconsin layout. Bryan showed that you can find two-foot deep rough just two paces from the fairway. And then? Good luck finding your ball, let alone playing it. Have a look:

The U.S. Open starts June 15 so there's still time for the USGA to cut the grass a few times. But if it stays like this, we hope everyone playing that week brings some extra golf balls.