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The 10 Hardest U.S. Open Holes of All Time
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The U.S. Open has certainly never been a friendly or low-scoring affair. There was the Massacre at Winged Foot (and a gut-wrenching part two as well), the disastrously dry conditions at Shinnecock Hills and the terrors of Oakmont most times the Open goes there.

Yes, last year Rory McIlroy tore apart Congressional to the tune of 16 under par, but don't expect that score to be matched any time soon (or ever).

Clearly, the USGA loves to see the finest set of golfers in the world struggle. Par is the organization's most important standard at a U.S. Open, and bogeys are much more welcome than birdies.

That being said, where has the USGA best achieved this goal? Which holes have struck fear in players the most over the years?

There's over a century of Opens to choose from, but there are plenty of holes that stand out.

From all the holes in the 111-year history of the championship, here are 10 that have caused the most misery for players over the years.

These are the holes that can make even the best players in the game look like hackers.

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