All 4 of golf's majors harbor their own unique character. The Masers has the tradition, The Open is links golf at it's finest, and the PGA is an ode to the Club Pro's and also Glory's Last Shot, but the US Open, in general, has the "Par should win" stigma.
I for one really enjoy watching the world's best struggle to save par. It's something that every weekender knows all too well. Sure it's fun to watch birdies and eagles, but call me a sadist because for 1 week a year I enjoy watching the Pros look human.
After seeing Ricky and some other tour pro's tweets, Oakmont is sure to live up to its reputation as the hardest track on the planet. I can't imagine what it's like to play on greens that stimp 14+, or hack it out of ankle deep rough, but I do what it's like to fight for a round in the 70's.
I don't think it would be fun to watch all the time, but for one week I enjoy watching the struggle. What do you think TT? Should the US Open strive to be toughest test in Golf?