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Why is it that the typical course in the U.S. has rough around FW bunkers? Is there a reason why the fairway cut doesn't run right up into the bunker?I noticed it again this weekend watching a bit of the USGA Senior Wonen's Open at Waverly. It looked like all the fairway bunkers had rough around the entire bunker.Just curious. Thanks.
It's very hard to mow everything tight around the bunkers, especially here, where the soils aren't always sandy, and we tend to have a high lip around the bunker to keep the drainage from going down the faces. They'd have to send out a separate mower to do this, and probably re-grade the entrance to the bunker to accommodate it.