Mark Rolfing, Eamon Lynch, Gary Williams and yours truly debate on Morning Drive if the change to the U.S. Open's identity is for better or worse. Though if the final rounds early winds keep up, we may have been premature in having this discussion!
The desirable length for a good course is from 6,000 to 6,400 yards. But bear in mind that it is quality, not quantity, that counts. In my work I repeatedly have had trouble making committees see the force of this. They seem possessed with the idea that length is the main desideratum. It is beyond all argument that many a long course is noticeably uninteresting, in contrast to shorter ones that are well thought-out and skillfully constructed. DONALD ROSS