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By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes
Ogilvy checks out the 9th green, which is in rough condition

Ogilvy checks out the 9th green, which is in the roughest condition

Everybody’s talking about the damaged greens at the usually pristine Quail Hollow Club. It’s only Wednesday and the state of the greens is the most popular topic of the tournament. Just walk out to the putting green — quite a few of the players will tell you that it’s the best one on the course. They’re half-joking, but there’s some truth to it. Which is a shame for the well-run tournament that’s a favorite among players, caddies and the media. 

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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Ugh, not another spike mark! Karma sucks.

On Saturday afternoon the door to the scoring trailer at Bay Hill swung open and an irked Stephen Ames, sitting next to a wide-eyed Henrik Stenson, barked, “Justin, are you wearing metals?”

Rose, who was in mid-sentence during an interview, played in front of Ames and Stenson in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He looked up and said, shaking his head, “No, I’m not.” Ames tried again, “Was JJ (Henry)?”

Rose, who was paired with Henry that day, thought for a moment and said, “No, I don’t think so.”

Ames, who shot 76 in the third round with 33 putts, slammed the door shut.

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