Tiger Woods suggests it will be a rough week at the British Open
You may have noticed the weather is bad. It’s the same across the water and according to Tiger Woods it means this week’s British Open could be very tough for all involved.
We’re only a few days from the tee-off of the year’s third Major and the pre-tournament favourite, Tiger Woods, had a lash at the course yesterday. His verdict? Stay out of the rough.
Because of all the heavy rain that has fallen in this part of the world, the green keepers at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s haven’t been able to get the mowers out to all parts of the course, for fear they will sink into the grass. As a result some of the rough that Tiger encountered yesterday was very, well, rough.
“Oh my God,” said Woods. “It’s just that you can’t get out of it. The bottom six inches is so lush. The wispy stuff, we’ve always faced that at every Open.
"But that bottom six inches; in some places it’s almost unplayable.”
Woods is also reported to have told a US Journalist: “I’ve never seen rough this high. Or thick, or dense.”
We’re sure that the powers that be will get out and reduce the rough just a bit but with the weather forecasted to get even worse this week, keeping it on the fairway will be a must this week if you want to win.
And even if you avoid the rough, the course has 206 bunkers, some of which are not in great nick either, according to Woods.
“A lot of them had standing water in them so it will be interesting to see how much more water they can take,” he said.
Fingers crossed the weather picks up or it could be a very tough four days for the world’s best golfers.