Adam Scott hopes the authorities do not set up Oakmont to be “unfair” to the players at this week’s US Open.
The world’s top stars have now descended on the Pennsylvania venue for the year’s second major in what is the ultimate test in the sport.
US Opens are traditionally played on tough courses and a winning score of over par is not uncommon.
Scott missed the cut the last time the tournament was played at Oakmont, carding a 76 and an 82 to finish 18-over in 2007, while Argentina’s Angel Cabrera claimed the spoils with a score of five-over par.
Phil Mickelson has already stated that he feels Oakmont is the toughest championship course in the USA and Scott is urging the USGA not to get carried away with pin placements and speed of greens.
“The US Open reputation for over 100 years has been the hardest test in golf but to make it significantly harder than some other great events they have to make it crazy hard,” he told AAP.
“Whether it is Oakmont or any other golf course, the players now and the distance and consistency they hit it – if par or worse wins and that’s the best of the best that week then something silly is probably happening out there.
“When we have a two-yard gap to hit a 250-yard tee shot to keep it in a fairway or where the ball will only roll down into this one bit of rough. That’s when it can be unfair and then we have gone too far.”