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My monutous comment concerns the thick rough every where.Notice how a wild tee shot into the gallery leaves a matted down but very playable lie, but a slightly errant tee shot that meanders into the rough is severely penalized. Happens every USGA event.
If there is one area that lacks a bit is it one greens to run up shots. Iím sure someone has a stat for how many you can / canít, but the greens were perched, had bunkers, rough or even water it seemed that aspect.
I thought the greens were kept way too soft over the week, but overall it appeared the classic golf course played terrifically without all of the tricked up features and mowing lines needed at Merion in 2013.
Quote from: PCCraig on June 20, 2022, 09:37:06 AMI thought the greens were kept way too soft over the week, but overall it appeared the classic golf course played terrifically without all of the tricked up features and mowing lines needed at Merion in 2013. Pat,My son said something similar in that he thought TCC presented similar to the 2009 Bethpage Black US Open that we saw, and now similar to what we play - US Open old school rough at BB. This made me think about Mike Davis. The US Open did become too much of his show, and it seems like it is a good thing they moved on. I did not watch all weekend, and saw Mike When just the one time. He was not talking about the course and its presentation...Anyone - Who set up the course?
Curious about the 8th hole in the Composite course for the Open. I'd have to think the very short fairway/fringe setup was just for US Open week? Can't imagine the margin for staying on that green or rolling off 40+ yards is like that for daily play....
Agree. Course was presented more or less as the members play it when the weather is dry. The only mowing line that changed was 13 which was brought in a few yards on the right.