Today’s Golf Talk: Dangerous greens at the US Open have top players on high alert

Welcome to Playing Through’s new morning ritual – Golf Talk Today.

Each morning today there will be a Golf Talk where the crew will discuss various elements of the PGA Tour, LPGA, LIV Golf and more.

In part four, we’ll discuss the ongoing preparations for the US Open and how players are already on high alert for the Pinehurst greens.

So brew a pot of coffee, grab some breakfast and sit back and discuss the biggest stories in professional golf.

Quotes from the PGA Tour about those wicked greens at the US Open

“They are extremely fast. If they get stronger and faster, that means the greens will be borderline. They are already at the limit,” Wyndham Clark said on Monday before the 124th US Open.

You can read our full Clark story here: Reigning U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark gives an impressive report on Pinehurst’s greens.

Clark wasn’t the only person to comment on how difficult Pinehurst’s game was on Monday. Shane Lowry also commented on the situation.

Interesting facts from Monday at the US Open

On Monday, Tiger Woods played a practice round. Guess who was with him? Woods’ son, Charlie, joined his father in Pinehurst No. 2 as they both wore Sun Day reds.

Gear from TaylorMade and Callaway is also starting to decline. The staff bags look fantastic so far. Which one is your favorite?

A look at this week in professional golf


The women came to Michigan for the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. They will compete at Blythefield Country Club for $3,000,000. Leona Maguire is the current champion and wants to retain her title.

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Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf writer for SB Nation Playing Through. For more golf coverage, be sure to follow us @_Game by on all major social media platforms. You can also follow her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.