U.S. Open at Winged Foot will provide a real mental challenge to the field this week

This isn’t Erin Hills or even Pebble Beach. The rough is up this week and while it might not turn out to be the 1974 Massacre at Winged Foot, it will certainly be a return to a more traditional U.S. Open setup, offering the sternest mental test in golf.“That’s what differentiated the U.S. Open from the other majors,” said sports psychologist Gregg Steinberg. “You’d have to totally switch your expectation and once you do that, you have a totally different game plan.“The U.S. Open was always set up for the course to beat you up and you take it. And the ones who take it the best are the winners.”…

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