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Billy Horschel Freaks Out On Greens During Final Round at U.S. Open

Billy Horschel Rips USGA on Greens at Chambers
Billy Horschel, frustrated with Chambers Bay's greens, rips the USGA for the lack of quality course for the 2015 U.S. Open.

When Billy Horschel birdied three of his first five holes Sunday at the U.S. Open you could be forgiven for thinking he was a fan of Chambers Bay. He's not.

Horschel's frustrations with the greens at Chambers boiled over after he missed a par putt on the sixth hole. After tapping in his bogey putt, Horschel dropped his ball and took a two-handed swing at the ground, apparently slamming the butt of his putter into the green near the hole.

He wasn't finished. After his 9-foot birdie putt slid past the hole on the ninth, Horschel crept to the hole and made a slithering motion with his hands to signify how he thought his putt snaked instead of rolling true.

 

 

It’s clear he’s not a fan of the poa annua/fescue grass greens despite shooting a 3-under 67. Here he criticizes the USGA in his post-round interview:

 

Update: Horschel tweeted after his round that he did not actually hit the green with his putter:

 

 

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