@courtgolf yes, in the “sandy areas”…not the actual bunkers on the course.
@meetgolfers yes, no bunkers, just sandy areas. Same rule at Senior PGA in 07 (I think that was the year).
BRACE YOURSELF. Sandy-area gate is about to break out… Well, I hate say this — and hoped I wouldn’t have to — but told ya so. After walking the course on Wednesday, I had this sinking feeling in my stomach (“Whistling Straits but flat”) that there would be some type of controversial or unfortunate rules […]
Embed from Getty Images Dustin Johnson wasn’t just playing the hardest U.S. Open venue on the planet, Oakmont, but he also had forces gravitating against him. Again. At this point, he nearly expects to experience some type of outside forces working against him while he’s in contention at a major championship in the final round.
View image | gettyimages.com Tell me if this sounds familiar: Dustin Johnson is near the top of the leaderboard in the first round of a major championship. In fact, with the afternoon wave just starting to tee off, Johnson is the current leader after firing a solid six-under 66. Yep, but it’s only Thursday at the […]
View image | gettyimages.com Rewind to five years ago when the PGA Championship was last held at Whistling Straits. What do you remember more clearly? Martin Kaymer hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy after beating Bubba Watson in a four-hole playoff? Or Dustin Johnson pushing his drive way right on the 72nd hole and his ball ending […]
After the thunderstorms finally passed on Wednesday afternoon at Kiawah Island, players scrambled to practice — it’s been difficult because of the multiple weather delays Monday-Wednesday. I walked the back nine with K.J. Choi, Charlie Wi and Aaron Baddeley (appreciate it, guys!)the best way to get to know a course. I took pictures of all […]
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 […]
Okay, I’m already sick of the above-mentioned Dustin Johnson crack in connection to the PGA of America’s “Condition of Play” announcement for the 94th PGA Championship. Of course, the DJ-bunker joke is referencing his unfortunate mistake in 2010 at Whistling Straits, where it turned out he grounded his club in the whole “bunker-not-a-bunker” debacle, which […]
Here is everything you need to know about the second round course set up, courtesy of the USGA. If you can figure out why Martin Kaymer is at 10-under and his closest competitors are at two-under, then you are a golf genius.