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Six things to watch for Thursday at the US Open

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TSN Senior Reporter


​Bob Weeks has a rundown of what to watch out for at the opening round of the US Open from Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, NY.

1. The course -- Playing host to its sixth U.S. Open, Shinnecock Hills is best known for the debacle of 2004 when the course became almost unplayable. It’s undergone a lot of changes since that time with added length, removal of trees and run-off areas around the greens. Mike Davis, the CEO of the USGA has stated that his team has a lot more tools available to control the conditions of the course and ensure there isn’t a repeat of ’04. But will it err too much on the side of caution and make the setup on the easier side? After a romp at Erin Hills, look for some teeth in the historic course.

2. Weather -- There’s no rain in the........