Collin Morikawa’s bunker shot at U.S. Open slides by the hole, rolls off green, ends up 77 feet away

Everyone who told you the greens at Pinehurst No. 2 were going to be brutal wasn’t lying.

We saw that in the first round of the 2024 U.S. Open on Thursday, with some golf balls that looked pretty good … until the hard, fast greens chewed them up and spit them out.

That happened to Collin Morikawa on the par-3 ninth hole, playing 186 yards in the first round. He hit out of a greenside bunker and watched as his ball didn’t bite at all.

Instead it rolled. And rolled. And rolled … all the way off the green.

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Here’s Morikawa’s shot that rolled forever.

He was 55 feet from the hole in the bunker but 77 feet away after his ball finally came to a stop. A two-putt from there gave him a double-bogey 5 on the hole.

2024 U.S. Open
2024 U.S. Open

The shot-by-shot of Collin Morikawa on the par-3 ninth hole during the first round of the 2024 U.S. Open.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek