Green Bay Packers players "tee off" at Erin Hills ahead of U.S. Open Championship

The U.S. Open Championship runs June 12-18, 2017

In less than one month, the U.S. Open Championship will begin at Erin Hills Golf Course in the Town of Erin. 
 
It's typically a public course, but will not be open to the public until after the tournament. 
 
Wednesday was media day, and a select few athletes got the chance to play the course before the golf professionals. 
Packers players Mason Crosby, Bryan Bulaga, Don Barclay, and Jordy Nelson teed off at 8 a.m. Conditions were windy but Crosby, a kicker, said he was comfortable adjusting. 
 
"You just have to work the trajectory of the wind," Crosby said. "I'm used to doing that." 
 
He said he was enjoying getting to play on this year's U.S. Open Championship course. 
 
"I'm so excited to be playing Erin Hills and to see the course before the pro's come out here and tear it up," Crosby joked. "This state's a special place, and the golf courses in Wisconsin are unreal." 
 
 
Nelson, a wide receiver, relished the chance to play a round with his teammates. 
 
"Obviously this is a great experience to be here, and be a part of this," he said. 
 
Nelson said he's confident Wisconsinites will turn out to the tournament in droves. 
 
"I'm sure this place will be packed all weekend, and all that does is encourage the tournament to come back," Nelson said. 
 
The U.S. Open Championship runs June 12-18. 
 
 
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