Jun
13
2011
US Open Rough Is Difficult: Here Comes the Science
By Conor Nagle under US Open

The ESPN Sports Science people have had a detailed look at the physical principles underpinning Congressional’s likely wrist-breaking rough and– guess what?– it turns out that hitting from the thick stuff is significantly more difficult than the fairway! For those of you interested in such things, a more detailed explanation incorporating spin-rates, groove depth, grass thickness and snazzy CGI graphics awaits in the video.

Conor Nagle