Golf Talk Today: Players prep for U.S. Open, wicked greens now has world’s best on high alert

Welcome to Playing Through’s new morning ritual — Golf Talk Today.

Each morning will feature a Golf Talk Today, where the crew will discuss various elements throughout the PGA Tour, LPGA, LIV Golf, and more.

In this fourth installment, let’s discuss the continued U.S. Open preparations and how players are already on high alert regarding those Pinehurst greens.

So brew a pot of coffee, grab some breakfast, and settle in as we discuss the top stories in professional golf.

PGA Tour Quotes on those wicked U.S. Open greens

“They are extremely fast. If they get any firmer and faster, the greens, I mean, they’d be borderline. They already are borderline,” Wyndham Clark said on Monday ahead of the 124th U.S. Open.

Check out our full story on what Clark had to say here: Reigning U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark gives eye-popping report on Pinehurst’s greens.

Clark was not the only one who discussed how difficult Pinehurst was playing on Monday. Shane Lowry also commented.

Sights from Monday at The U.S. Open

Tiger Woods played a practice round on Monday. Guess who was with him? Woods’ son Charlie joined his dad at Pinehurst No. 2 as they were both decked in Sun Day Red gear.

Gear from TaylorMade and Callaway is also starting to drop. The staff bags look fantastic so far. Which is your favorite?

A look at this week in professional golf


The women are in Michigan for the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. They will tee up at Blythefield Country Club for a $3,000,000 purse. Leona Maguire is the reigning champion and looks to keep her title.

ICYMI: Other top stories from this week’s U.S. Open

Check out these stories:

PGA Tour legend Padraig Harrington inducted into Hall of Fame; here are his 5 best moments

U.S. Open: 3 bold predictions for season’s third major at Pinehurst No. 2

Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation creates fun trivia game as part of U.S. Open fundraising efforts

U.S. Open: How to watch, streaming, preview, tee times, more

Tony Finau talks U.S. Open at Pinehurst, how to hit better iron shots in Q&A

Betting odds, value picks, insight for 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

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Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, be sure to follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social platforms. You can also follow her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.

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