Tiger Woods takes a shot next to the Church Pews during a practice round.
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Last year's U.S. Open champion, Geoff Ogilvy, walks out of a bunker on the 16th hole.
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Fans walked around No. 9 as the grounds crew mowed the rough.
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Phil Mickelson, who took last week off because of an injury to his left wrist, worked on his putting on the practice green.
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Charles Howell III attempts to make his way out of the famed Church Pew bunkers during his practice round.
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Paul Casey also played out of the Church Pew bunkers Monday.
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The rough at Oakmont has already been deemed too high, and had to be scaled back. It was first cut to four inches high and the other rough six to 6 1/2 inches, but now it is four inches high and 2 3/4 to five inches.
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