U.S. Open 2018: Ruthless Shinnecock Hills course is the real winner over the weekend
Danny Kanell and Raja Bell talk about why Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood's race was fascinating
To call the U.S. Open a fiasco this year would be kind. Shinnecock Hills in Tuckahoe, N.Y., was ruthless, with Brooks Koepka at 1-over 281 and defending his U.S. Open title. However, as gritty and impressive as Koepka's performance was, moments like this one stole the weekend.
Tommy Fleetwood gave Koepka a run for his money, ultimately finishing at 2-over 282 for the weekend after posting an outstanding -- the best score for anyone on the weekend and a Shinnecock record. At the time Fleetwood posted, Koepka was 1 over and had to preserve par over 12 holes to maintain his lead. We also got Phil Mickelson's that led to a two-stroke penalty.
On Monday's "Off the Bench" podcast, Raja Bell and Danny Kanell talked U.S. Open, and gave their opinion on the course taking over the weekend. They also discuss the effect that a bad course can have on the players, and whether seeing these generally dominant players struggle can ultimately make for fun golf to watch.
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