Zach Johnson slams USGA: 'They've lost the golf course'
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Despite only Dustin Johnson making it through the first 36 holes under par at the U.S. Open, the USGA had yet to receive any significant criticism from the players at Shinnecock Hills.

That changed on Saturday as Zach Johnson didn't waste any time blasting the course setup following his third-round 72.

"They've lost the golf course," Johnson said on Sky Sports, according to Ben Coley of Sporting Life. "When you have a championship that comes down to sheer luck, that's not right."

While the conditions are certainly difficult at the Long Island layout, both Daniel Berger and Tony Finau posted 4-under 66s earlier in the day, so low scores are out there to be had.

It's also interesting to note that the top five names on the leaderboard are all in the top 17 of the world rankings. While luck may have something to do with their performances, the fact that such high-level players are in the mix suggests the course rewards excellent play.

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