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MAMARONECK, N.Y. – The last time the U.S. Open was played on Winged Foot’s West Course the temperatures hovered in the mid-80s most of the week, the humidity was high and the wind was never really factor.

It was June in New York, exactly what one would expect.

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What to expect at a September U.S. Open has been a common topic leading up to this week’s championship, with USGA officials pointing out some obvious differences with 2 ½ fewer hours of daylight, no fans and no grandstands to frame the course.

But it’ll be the weather that will most impact play, with lows in the mid-40s starting on Friday and a north wind that promises to make things even more demanding.

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It will, simply put, be a different course.

“The greens are better this year. I remember Friday afternoon last time the greens being really not great as far as rolling. It was like they were a little fast and beat up and it was hard to keep it on the ground,” Lucas Glover said. “Everything is more uniform this year from the rough and not having any fans.”

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But if the West Course will have a different feel for the September version there will be one familiar theme – degree of difficulty.

Glover said the course will play a little more difficult than it did in 2006 particularly because of thicker rough compared to the rough during the summer which he said was “straw-like.”

“It’s a tough golf course no matter when you play it,” said Henrik Stenson, who played his first U.S. Open in 2006. “The guys were saying the greens were definitely a little iffy back in ’06 but the rough is as U.S. Open-like as it can be. It’s going to be major championship golf, no question.”

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SAN PABLO — Based on results from social media requests, police have released sketches of four men believed responsible for the June 12 fatal shooting of an Antioch father at an apartment complex here.

Police also released a picture of the vehicle the suspects were driving that day. They said they believe the men are from Oakland but did not say why.

Killed was Shawn Tillis Jr., 27, who was shot at about 2:50 a.m. June 12 at the Rumrill Gardens apartment complex, 1300 Rumrill Road.  Police said at the time they believed he was targeted.

San Pablo police have released sketches of four suspects in the June 12 killing of Shawn Tillis Jr. 

Police Capt. Brian Bubar said Tuesday although a motive for the shooting has not been confirmed,  police have “not ruled out possible gang activity.”

Police said replies to a Sept. 16 request for help with the case “to our community partners” on social media platforms helped develop the new leads.

Suspect one is described as Black, 18 to 22, between 4 feet 11 inches and 5 foot 1 inch tall and between 100 to 115 pounds.  He has a tattoo of some kind on his neck.

Suspect two is Black, between the age of 18 to 23, between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 and between 165 to 180 pounds.  He has a beard and mustache, and tattoos over both eyes and one on his chest.

Suspect three is Black, between the age of 20 to 23, between 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 9, and between 150 to 170 pounds.  He has a mustache and goatee and stud earrings in each ear.

Suspect four is Black, between the age of 18 to 22, between 5 feet 9 and 5 feet 11 and between 150 to 170 pounds.

San Pablo police said this car is the one used during the fatal killing of Shawn Tillis Jr., 27, on June 12. 

The vehicle they were in is a black 2015 Volkswagen Passat with license plates stolen from another vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the San Pablo Police Department Investigations Division Tip Hotline at 510-215-3255.  Police said the killing “not only took another young man from his family and friends, but endangered the community.  No piece of information is too small.”

Staff writer Rick Hurd contributed to this report.

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