(I started basically the same topic at about the same time, so I'll remove it and piggy-back the question on Mike's thread here)
Last year in the lead-up to the U.S. Open at Bethpage, there was much contention about how the Black would hold up as a U.S. Open course, with many saying the the scoring record would be in jeopardy because of the flat greens, etc. On this site there were threads titled "The Pros May Make a Mockery of this Year's Open" and "The over/under bet will be -10!"
Yet Tiger was the only player under par at -3 at the end of the week.
This year, there hasn't been much discussion here but in the media there are whispers that once again the U.S. Open scoring record of 272 may be in jeopardy, the rough is too low, the conditions aren't firm enough, Olympia Fields is going to play as easy as a U.S. Open course can play, etc.
From what I've heard so far, OFCC lies somewhere between Southern Hills (shorter, many doglegs, firm, dry, fewer drivers) and Bethpage (long, soft, wet, many drivers).
I don't know Olympia Fields, but does anyone doubt that the USGA could set up the course in such a way that the winning score will be only just under par? Or are we looking at a tournament like in 1993 when Janzen shot for rounds in the 60s and shot 8-under, with Payne Stewart at 6-under? Or perhaps even more of a shootout, with the winner at double-digits under par?