(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kwon Hoon = The US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Farmers Insurance Open, which opened on the 29th (Korean time), will be held at Tory Pines Golf Club in La Jolla, California.
This tournament uses all 36 holes, including the Tory Pines Golf Club South Course and North Course.
Rounds 1 and 2 alternate between the South and North courses, while rounds 3 and 4 only go to the South course.
A player who passed the cut would play one day in the north course and three days in the south course.
The problem is that the difficulty of the South Course and the North Course is different.
The South Course is longer and more difficult. At the previous Farmers Insurance Open, the South Course has 2 to 3 more at-bats than the North Course, based on rounds 1 and 2.
After the first round, the players who played on the book course occupied the upper row of the leaderboards a lot, which is a phenomenon that repeats year after year.
Thirteen of the top 15 players played the first round on the book course, including Patrick Reed (USA) and Alex Noren (Sweden), who scored 8-under-par 64 on the same day.
Only Peter Malnutty and Ryan Palmer (above the United States), who hit a 6-under-par 66 and tied for 34th, went on the south course.
Even if the range is widened to 31 with fewer than 4 under-pars, only four players, Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Lucas Glover (USA), played the first round in the South Course.
In the first round, the average at bats for the South Course was 73.16. The book course (69.15 strokes) is close to 4 strokes.
This is the reason why there is a saying, “You said you played well on the book course? The real thing starts tomorrow.
I can’t rest assured that I got to the top by playing the first round on the book course. It is common in the Farmers Insurance Open to forget the number of strokes in the second round played in the South Course and even miss the cut.
In particular, bad weather was forecast on the 30th of the second round.
Strong rain is expected to fall overnight. Even when the rain stops, strong winds are expected to consume the course.
It is a measure that takes into account the bad weather of the second round that the Competition Committee applied a’preferred lie’ that can be cleaned by picking up the ball from the fairway during the first round played in the clear weather.
The players who won the first round on the North Course have to fight the bad weather on the South Course, which is difficult even if it is not.
Noren, who hit an 8-under par on the book course, expressed her simple hope, “I hope it doesn’t rain too much.”
“It’s a really happy thing to hit 68 on the South Course,” said McIlroy.
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2021/01/29 14:31 sent