This week's practice rounds at Oakmont are foreshadowing what could be one of the toughest U.S. Open settings in history. Players are posting their own videos and photos of balls getting lost in the rough.
Two-time major champion Bubba Watson found his solution to the high grass, and it requires a unique chipping technique.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) June 14, 2016
Watson, beloved for his monstrous drives and youthful exuberance, shanked a chip from the rough just outside the green, flicked up the ball using his club face, caught the ball in midair and flung it towards the hole.
Guided by a force Samuel L. Jackson calls, “divine intervention,” the ball found its way to the bottom of the cup.
Call it reason No. 3,006 we all wish we were Bubba Watson.