United States Golf Association Executive Director Mike Davis, the man tasked with the course setup for the U.S. Open, is quite fond of the greens at the Olympic Club. In fact, he thinks they couldn’t be much better.
“In terms of the putting greens, this week what I will say is they’re literally near-perfect,” Davis said in his pretournament news conference Wednesday.
Davis indicated he expects more putts to drop this year than in the previous four Opens held at the Olympic Club.
“If you hit it on the right line with the right speed, you’re going to make it this week,” he said.
Here are some of the other insights Davis offered in advance of the first round: