Set-up Man Mike Davis Fields Questions


FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – For all the controversy surrounding recent U.S Open set-ups that have bordered on impossible, it's no surprise that at today's Media Day press conference most questions were directed at the USGA's set-up man, Mike Davis.
'The golf course is brutally difficult,' Davis said of the 7,426-yard par-70 layout at Bethpage Black.
But for those who crave the excitement of a well-holed birdie, there is a silver lining... sort of.
Davis predicts more putts will be holed this year than at recent Opens due to the relatively flat, perfectly smooth greens. No. 15, however, is the exception to the rule.
'I've woken up in cold sweats thinking about the green at No. 15,' Davis admitted. 'It's by far the most severe on the golf course. We're going to have to watch it like a hawk.'
With greens expected to measure 14.5 on the Stimpmeter, and the USGA hoping conditions are warm and dry, don't be surprised if No. 15 ends up being the most talked about hole of this year's championship.