Success and failure at the PGA
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Rain nonstop in the morning softened up the course dramatically for the afternoon players Friday at the PGA Championship. In reality it was a double-edged sword. The slower golf course made it easier to stay in the fairways, but wet greens that have been trampled on for a few hours turn into very bumpy putting surfaces, and there is no such thing as an easy three foot putt any more.
Stationed on 11, 14 and 15 again, I saw a number of terrific golf shots, especially on 14. The tee was moved up making the hole “only” 321 yards long, and a much larger percentage of the players just pulled out the driver and went for it. There were a few successes but more interesting were the failures. Players hit through the green on both left and right, but one player whom I will not name to protect his identity hit over the middle of the green and made a quadruple bogey 8.
The 11th hole was a bit harder than Thursday, with the heavier air forcing three iron shots up to 5-wood shots. There were, however, a larger number of shots that ended up on the green. Birdie putts were more common than bogey putts while I was there. The softer green kept a number of balls from running over.
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