"The green on No. 2 is so fast when I marked my ball my coin slid downhill."
And another time (not sure if he was specifically talking about Oakmont when he said this, but he could have been), Snead said:
"The greens are so fast I had to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow."
Golfers showing up for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont are getting to know that feeling. And there are several Vines and other videos shared on Twitter that show just what these golfers are up against:
Oakmont's greens look a little difficult 😐 pic.twitter.com/1H2p8OXd5b— College Golf (@College_Golfers) June 14, 2016
There's fast then there's "greens at Oakmont" fast pic.twitter.com/36nY1lYND1— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) June 12, 2016
But don't get the idea you can't make a putt at Oakmont. Sometimes the ball will find the hole:
Rory: "Everyone move aside, I got this!" pic.twitter.com/U4fcdLdcxx— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 15, 2016
And here's a look at those Oakmont greens directly from the USGA:
An inside look at Oakmont's greens, which promise to challenge the world's best players this week.https://t.co/ke5NjrMLTw— USGA (@USGA) June 13, 2016
Is it any wonder the Oakmont greens inspired the invention of the Stimpmeter?