Rob Schultz in The Capital Times writes a lengthy story about newly opened Erin Hills and the USGA's infatuation with the Hurzan-Fry-Whitten design.
The usually staid USGA is so completely gaga over Erin Hills that the mere mention of the place makes many of its officials act like 13-year-old boys debating how to ask a girl to dance for the first time.
Many golf courses have been waiting for decades for the USGA to give them one of their national championships held annually. Erin Hills has the unique status of being given the USGA's 2008 Women's Public Links Championships even before it opened. That tournament will tell the USGA if the course is ready to handle more. If it passes, Erin Hills will be on the fast track toward getting an Open.