All those greens are missing are windmills, brick obstructions and clowns. Barely poking at a ball with a putter is not a natural golf stroke and is in violation of the spirit of USGA’s very own rule book.
I think you are missing the point.
Most greens, even on “pro” courses, read as easily as “See Spot run.“
At Oakmont they read like a graduate text in Comparative Epistemology.
When they are read properly and approached with a skillful stroke, the ball runs true.
These pros are the best the world has to offer.
Oakmont offers the best greens in the world.
This is a true contest.
One thing I learned from the broadcast is that the greens at Oakmont have never been re-done.
The grass is the same that Fownes had planted 112 years ago.