I was curious to know what other fellow golfers think about the toughness of the course set-up at the U.S. Open. Personally I like the fact that the tour players have to "make shots" and be at the top of their game in "ball striking" to shoot par or better. When I watch them play on courses set up like this it seems appropriate that if they play well they shoot par. If they play excellently they can shoot under par, but not by a lot. I found it exciting to see them fight hard to maintain a level head and have to shake off a bogey then focus on the next hole which is not a lot easier. Great challenge. Something akin to what we face every day - fighting hard to shoot our handicap or a little better on those days where everything goes right (I mean correct).