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USGA CEO and executive director Mike Davis believes golf courses should re-think their approach to fast greens when it comes to everyday play. 

Speaking at the US Open media day on Wednesday, Davis shared his view that the faster-is-better approach to green speeds should stop.

“I will say, and we’ve said this publicly before, too, this notion that good greens have to be fast greens is bad for golf,” said Davis. “It’s just not good.”

Green speeds at the US Open in recent years have trodden a fine line at times with splotchy surfaces at Chambers Bay in 2015 and slick conditions at Oakmont last year which led to a penalty that nearly cost Dustin Johnson the title. 

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