CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson pronounced this year’s PGA Championship during Quail Hollow starting on Thursday represents a purpose annulment with a U.S. Open.
Over a years, a U.S. Open has had a repute of presenting a many formidable conditions among golf’s majors and a PGA was famous for march set-ups that authorised players to conflict pins.
“I consider if we demeanour during this year, a U.S. Open played some-more like a PGA routinely plays, and this one competence play some-more like a U.S. Open routinely plays,” Sweden’s 2016 British Open leader told Reuters after his Wednesday practice.
“In ubiquitous this is going to be a formidable week and you’ve got to keep a melon on,” combined Stenson, suggesting a cold conduct could be a pivotal to success.
June’s U.S. Open during Erin Hills constructed a slew of scoring records, that is not expected to be a box during Quail Hollow.
The course’s new greens have dominated speak from players, who have been exploring a perils of attack into a pellet or down pellet on a firm, quick Bermuda weed putting surfaces.
“The greens are tough,” South African Louis Oosthuizen told Reuters. “Better stay next a hole. we consider there’s going to be loads of loiter putting this week, even from brief distances.
“If you’re in a wrong mark we can’t unequivocally means to go for a putt,” a 2010 British Open champion said.
Stenson pronounced positioning proceed shots was difficult.
“The problem here is that we unequivocally frequency can get a round where we wish to,” he said. “Because of a pattern of a greens we have a lot of slight ascending into a grain, and on a other side it goes downhill and away.”
Double Masters leader Bubba Watson praised a greens.
“The greens are perfect. The greens are using so fast, so nice,” pronounced Watson, nonetheless he pronounced he would follow a regressive diversion plan.
“Most of a time we are attack into a fat of a immature since you’re attack such prolonged manacles or hybrids,” he said.
“I’m gonna strike a ton of variety this week, since a fairways are so soothing since of a rain. The man that wins is going to strike a lot of protected shots to a fat partial of a green.”
Young Spaniard Jon Rahm also favourite a greens. “I consider a greens are fantastic, they hurl great. They are unequivocally quick down grain, though if we strike it on line there’s a high commission of them going in.
“It will be difficult for everybody.”
Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Toby Davis