OAKMONT, Pa. -- As an Onion headline stated this week, "Nation Demands More Golf Highlights Where Ball Lands On Green, But Then Rolls All The Way Back Down Hill." It's damn funny, because it's true. We love seeing the carnage a contoured green can have on a little white sphere.
For the most part this week -- save for Dustin Johnson's stumble on the third -- players have avoided becoming casualties of this roll-back infatuation. Jason Kokrak was not as fortunate.
The second hole is playing just 320 yards in the final round of the U.S. Open, a distance that prompted the 31-year-old to give it a go with the driver. He smoked the shot, and appeared to have a manageable look at eagle.
And then Oakmont remembered it was Sunday at the U.S. Open, and did this to his ball:
Oakmont, she is a mercurial beast.