With golf’s longest day now past the 74 golfers who punched their ticket to the U.S. Open via a 36-hole qualifier earlier this week, it’s now time to focus on the test at hand.
That test being the year’s second major championship and the classic challenge that is Shinnecock Hills Golf Course.
It’s annually one of the toughest tests on the schedule, and the 7,445-yard, par-70 course on Long Island figures to live up to the billing, with some 500 yards added to its length since the tournament last was here 14 years ago.
Here are some storylines to look for:
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