McIlroy Not Happy With Rough Cut Of Erin Hills

Rory McIlroy, one of the top golfers in the world has shown his criticism on cutting of heavy rough at Erin Hills before the beginning of the US Open.


Just two days are left at the start of the tournament. This step was taken after a video was posted by the players of the knee-length grass.

The thick and tall fescue was removed from four holes just two days before the event at Erin Hills.

In his criticism, the authorities of The United States Golf Association (USGA) replied, the decision of cutting the fescue was taken considering the not the feedback of players
McIlroy said, “There are 156 best players present all over the world in the tournament. If we are unable to hit the ball within that avenue, then it is better to pack bags and go home.”

The Fescue at the course was cut down from the four holes, the hole no 4, 12, 14 and 18. The reason that the organizers are giving behind this action is that the wet weather made could have made the areas unplayable. It was forecasted that place will receive rain during the tournament days.

On the other hand McIlroy has a different point of view on that, according to him, the width of the fairways made the thickness of the rough a hazard, which is fair for the tournament.

“From the left line to the right, we have 60 yards, which is the widest fairways; one would have ever played in a US Open. The first and second cut is the addition of another 10 yards in the course.

“It is a hazard; no matter it is thick or whatever. The tournament is the US Open, it is one of the toughest one. And thus no complaint work here.