I think some are talking about hitting exclusively drivers as a strategy. I could see both arguments. The rough and heather is pretty manageable and not lush at all.This is going to be fun to watch. Pretty sure they don't have irrigation on the fairways, just the greens. We'll probably see a 500 yard drive at some point and some putts that will start 30-40 yards from the green. I'm not sure who it favors, but figuring out distance control off the tee is going to be big. Some of the big hitters may only hit a few drivers all week.
I'd be more worried about uncontrolled roll into problems in the fairway....pot bunkers, ditches, etc. I've only played a few courses in my time where the fairways were so hard you couldn't control tee distance and it isn't pretty. You walk up to the spot where you think your ball is and its in the lake 75 yards away. That more than the rough would worry me if I was hitting the driver.I think some are talking about hitting exclusively drivers as a strategy. I could see both arguments. The rough and heather is pretty manageable and not lush at all.
I don’t know, I think it is pretty tough even without the weather. Average score is over par. Kisner had a great round but needed a few long par saves to shoot 66. It isn’t a birdie fest at this point. 68/69 seems like a great score.Well, an hour into the tournament and the course is looking pretty defenseless so far
Pieters drives #1 (hits it about 385), leaves about a 30-40 foot put which he lags up for the tap in Birdie
The Open is my favorite major for this reason. Wake up in the morning to golf and it goes on through the afternoon. Can't be beat.15 hours of wall to wall golf. That is just incredible and inspiring and I'll make my monthly complaint that the Masters is SO stupid to limit their coverage in the way they do.