This week the US Open will be played at Oakmont Country Club outside of Pittsburgh.
Aside from maybe the fastest greens in all of golf, the other feature that will be on display is the heavy rough that will surely cause issues.
And here’s the thing: the winner isn’t going to be the one who avoids the rough at all costs. Doing that would require essentially chipping the ball down the fairway. To finish with the lowest score risk is required, but calculated risk.
No, the winner is going to find the rough from time to time because he’s going to have to try to hit it farther. He’s just going to be the one that does the best job navigating the bad break he got.
Everyone gets bad breaks. The best of us in golf, business, life just find a way to deal with it better than the rest.