As you’ve probably heard by now, there will be NO BUNKERS at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island for this week’s PGA Championship. The below notice was distributed around to each workspace in the media center.
We received a press release a few weeks ago and I’ve seen this posted around all the player/caddie areas and, so you can’t miss it (and to prevent another major rules controversy — rule is opposite, but to prevent Dustin Johnson and Whistling Straits in 2010).
Now the question is, do you rake or not rake? Okay, of course you rake. It’s common courtesy, but I’m sure there will be guys who don’t rake to screw over the guys playing behind them. Regardless, the areas are really firm, hard dirt (though I’m assuming softened from all the rain, I’m going to check it out right now), so they’re difficult to rake, anyway. It’s expected to potentially see a stray footprint or two. Just don’t hit it in the sandy areas.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
What would you do if you were a caddie and/or player?
*Update: Um, after walking the golf course on Wednesday and seeing the “sandy areas” and all the real bunkers, I foresee this to cause some type of controversy at a point during the tournament.