U.S. Open 2016: Rickie Fowler proves Oakmont's greens are extremely fast

Written By Alec Brzezinski
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Those hoping to see the U.S. Open go back to the classic long rough and speedy greens that made it the most difficult event on the PGA Tour slate are in for a treat after a video by Rickie Fowler made its rounds Monday.

Fowler, who finished tied for second in the 2014 U.S. Open when Martin Kaymer lapped the field, posted a video on his Snapchat account showcasing the extreme speed of Oakmont's greens.

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The greens are expected to remain consistent with the speed seen the last time the Open was hosted by Oakmont. They ran 14 on the Stimpmeter then, when Angel Cabrera won the tournament at 5 over.

MORE: Mickelson says Oakmont is hardest course he's played

The winner is expected to be over par again this week.

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