Winged Foot is the most difficult, yet traditionally perfect course for U.S. Open

It’s September, not June. There are no galleries, grandstands or hospitality tents. But there is one reason why this feels like a U.S. Open — the golf course.Winged Foot. It has kicked many golfers in the pants over the years and when it is set up with its narrow fairways, thick, sticky rough and speedy greens, it may be the most traditionally perfect of U.S. Open venues.“This isn’t the norm,” said defending champ Gary Woodland, who won at a very different Pebble Beach last June. “But you want to prove that whoever has the best game this week is going to win, and that’s not every week that the…

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