Originally Posted by KC_Connection
You weren't the only one to say the least. Pretty much every pundit and personality earlier this week said they would destroy this course.
The rough is the big difference. They aren't having to hit hybrids into these greens, and the greens are still like superglue. Five woods are embedding in their pitch marks. But the rough is so dense and juicy that it's a legitimate penalty to the bomb-and-gouge type players, and the lack of graduated rough around the greens has significantly increased difficulty as well.