In considering how the setup impacted the PGA Championship, we get a couple of different perspectives. Carlos Monarrez says the high scores maintained the Monster's place in the game and makes this prediction, apparently having not heard that Oakmont and Erin Hills are likely the next to U.S. Open venues.
As far as a regular men's major, the earliest spot open in the rotation is the 2014 PGA Championship or the 2016 U.S. Open. If I were a betting man, I would think the '16 Open would be a great fit for Oakland Hills.
Oakland Hills -- essentially at the behest of former the USGA's former competitions director -- went through a renovation and proved itself more than capable of hosting a U.S. Open. It hosted the 2002 U.S. Amateur, which is generally a requisite before getting an Open. And 2016 will mark the 20-year anniversary of Oakland Hills' last Open as well as the centennial anniversary of the club.So nice to know Tom Meeks was recommending renovations.
Bob Verdi writes about the setup for Golf World and offers this from Steve Elkington:
Elkington is allergic to grass, and the greens at Riviera CC in '95 were as brown as a UPS truck. "This redesign by Mr. Jones needs to be redesigned," quoth Elkington. "It's way too hard. Some of what went on out there with the setup made no sense. I'm a big PGA of America guy, but this week, it was like things happened too fast for them, and they lost control of an event where players are historically allowed to play."