Nick Watney chipping on #17 at Bethpage Black on Tuesday.
Watney played a practice round with Stewart Cink and Steve Stricker. On the 17th hole, they threw down some balls to practice chips from the second cut of the rough. I could tell they weren’t easy shots and the balls were sitting down – the guys hit a few heavy or had trouble controlling the spin, but of course, there were some good ones mixed in there.
In the photo above, you can see the different cuts around the green. Like I said yesterday, if you miss the green and end up in the rough, players will have a tough time controlling the spin.
As of now, the forecast calls for rain Thursday through Saturday. It sounds like conditions will be soggy – which will make matters more grueling. We’re in for some drama this week.