ERNIE ELS: I was going to go there Monday. But I like the Buick Classic, Westchester. I think you get used to the type of grass, especially on the greens. It's a kind of poa annua grass, it's very slopey, so you can get your speed right and it's the kind of slope you're going to get at the U.S. Open. Westchester is a little bit shorter now. You're hitting a lot of 3-woods and 2-irons off the tees so it's a little easier to keep the ball in play than at the U.S. Open.
In the past it's been a great tune-up, maybe not so much this year because of Shinnecock being out in Long Island, and the wind is going to blow and be a little different, but normally it's a good tune-up.
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