2011 US Open Golf: Keep the Tees Back and Challenge the Players

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2011 US Open Golf:  Keep the Tees Back and Challenge the Players
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Congressional Country Club measures an intimidating 7,574 yards.  Mike Davis recently revealed plans to shorten several holes for a round to Golf Digest.  The US Open is the toughest test in golf; opportunities need to be created by great shots, not an easier course set up.  Already giving players an extra stroke by playing to a par 71, there is no need to shorten other holes.  The following are the holes that are planned to be shortened and how this affects their difficulty. 

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