Early excitement at the PGA
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – We are under way at Oak Hill, and but for a brief thunderstorm delay, the first day’s play was pretty much par for the course, if you will excuse my pun. The morning was dominated by Jim Furyk who hits fairways and greens like ducks head for ponds, and he carded a 67 almost before lunch was over. The weather was cooperating for the most part, and the course certainly played easier than expected. By the end of the day only one player had matched his score, Adam Scott, and with the course being softened up due to the weather, we may expect a similar day Friday.
My assignment as it turns out for the week is to man tees on 11, 14 and 15, two par three holes and a drivable par 4. Action front and center!
The 11th hole is a 230-plus yard par three and is made to look ridiculously easy by players at this level. In my time there I saw two players hit five iron and every other club between and up to five wood. It never ceases to make me wonder why amateur golfers swing so hard when an efficient swing looks so slow.
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