The 118th U.S. Open Championship Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York has not been what we’d call player friendly.
It started with windy conditions during the opening round on Thursday, and things just haven’t gotten better for the pros on hand at the tourney.
Tiger Woods missed the cut at plus-10. Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson had a meltdown of epic proportions during Round 3 — leading to a plus-17 mark heading into the final day of the event.
This one stat shows us just how horrific the conditions have been on a course that’s already among the most difficult in the PGA.
The most double bogeys/worse in any event on the PGA TOUR this season is 296 at the Honda Classic. So far this week at Shinnecock Hills, the field has made 361 doubles/worse.
The 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills (where no player broke par in the final round) produced just 335.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 16, 2018
That’s pure insanity right there. This tournament is now on pace to shatter the all-time record of doubles/worse. It’s already shattered the record for this season.
As he finishes up Round 3 Saturday evening, Dustin Johnson leads the pack at plus-two. There’s only six total golfers that are better than five-over par.
Talk about frustrating.