After the high-scoring debacle at Erin Hills a little over a month ago, and after hearing so much negative feedback from fans toward the USGA saying how uninteresting it was because of the low scoring?
I'm not willing to take that wager. Especially considering that two of the US Opens in the next four years return to Shinnecock (2018) and Winged Foot (2020).
They have complete control with the height of the rough, the narrowness of the fairways, and (with sub-air becoming more of a standard implement these days) - the firmness of the greens.
The USGA could easily make the winning score +3 or +4 at those two venues, which are incredibly difficult despite how short the layout plays for these guys, and despite how far these guys hit the ball. Take driver out of their hands and it becomes a completely different test.
Remember - Merion only played 6900 yards (tops) and the winning score was +1. So don't underestimate the USGA's propensity to protect par as a winning score, despite the example given at Erin Hills. I think they'll respond accordingly. And, perhaps, maybe even overreact, with making conditions harder than they need to be.