Quiz
June 15, 2017

U.S. Open 2017: Is it Scotland or is it Wisconsin? Let's see if you can tell

ERIN, Wis. -- Describe Erin Hills as "a links course," and your golf purist friends are bound to recoil. In your defense, Erin Hills has few trees, it's subject to the whims of the wind, and most players in this week's U.S. Open will employ the occasional bump-and-run from off the green to save par. But it's also in Wisconsin, nowhere near the sea, and until fairly recently, its primary tenant was cattle.

Still, the eye can play tricks, and to look at certain pictures of Erin Hills without any overt displays of Wisconsinness in the frame -- Brewers jerseys, cheeseheads, an overflowing bratwurst sandwich -- one might mistakenly think you're looking at a classic British Open venue.

Think you can tell the difference? We're going to intersperse pictures from Scotland's most famous courses with pictures from Erin Hills. Let's see if you can tell the difference (don't peek, but the key below has the answers).

1.

U.S. Open - Preview Day 2

U.S. Open - Preview Day 2

HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 13: Alex Noren of Sweden plays his shot on the 16th hole during a practice round prior to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 13, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Photo by: Andrew Redington

Andrew Redington

2.

69-2016-british-open-essay-day-4-patrick-reed-bunker-hole-4.jpg

69-2016-british-open-essay-day-4-patrick-reed-bunker-hole-4.jpg

Photo by: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

3.

41-2016-british-open-essay-day-2-lee-westwood.jpg

41-2016-british-open-essay-day-2-lee-westwood.jpg

Photo by: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

4.

U.S. Open - Preview Day 2

U.S. Open - Preview Day 2

HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 13: Bernd Wiesberger of Austria plays his shot during a practice round prior to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 13, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Photo by: Ross Kinnaird

Ross Kinnaird

5.

145th Open Championship - Day Four

145th Open Championship - Day Four

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 17: Henrik Stenson of Sweden plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 17, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Photo by: Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

6.

U.S. Open - Round One

U.S. Open - Round One

HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 15: J.B. Holmes of the United States plays his shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 15, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Photo by: Ross Kinnaird

Ross Kinnaird

7.

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Erin-Hills-Golf-Course-par-3-hole-6-tout.jpg

Photo by: Dom Furore

Dom Furore

8.

Old-Course-Royal-Troon-par-3-8th-hole-Postage-Stamp.jpg

Old-Course-Royal-Troon-par-3-8th-hole-Postage-Stamp.jpg

At the Open, a "wire camera" will run the length of the 123-yard Postage Stamp.

Photo by: David Cannon/Getty Images

David Cannon/Getty Images

9.

U.S. Open - Preview Day 3

U.S. Open - Preview Day 3

HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 14: Brian Harman of the United States walks along the course past a gaggle of geese during a practice round prior to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 14, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Photo by: Streeter Lecka

Streeter Lecka

10.

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11-The-Railway-Troon-Old-Course-hole-11.jpg

Photo by: David Cannon/Getty Images

David Cannon/Getty Images

__Answer key:__1. Wisconsin; 2. Scotland; 3. Scotland; 4. Wisconsin; 5. Scotland; 6. Wisconsin; 7. Wisconsin; 8. Scotland; 9. Wisconsin; 10. Scotland.


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