Bay Hill - Orlando Fla

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2007 Arnold Palmer InvitationalThe PGA TOUR rolls into Orlando this week only to find a feisty Mother Nature challenging Bay Hill golf superintendent John Anderson, his staff and Tour professionals.
 
Anderson, a GCSAA member, has been fighting microscopic worms known as nematodes that have attacked the putting greens since late last year. The nematodes feed on the roots of the turfgrass, significantly weakening the plant. Above average humidity in the fall provided a perfect storm for the infestation of nematodes.
 
Leading plant pathologists from the region have joined Anderson and tour agronomists to address the issue. Some of the greens were resodded and overseeding was applied in mid-February.
 
Despite these challenges, tournament officials believe the greens will putt to an acceptable quality, with the remainder of the course in outstanding shape.
 
COURSE STATISTICS
YardageParRatingSlope
Forward622072 70.5129
Regular664772 72.3131
Championship72677275.3140

 
COURSE CHARACTERISTICS
Primary GrassesHeight of Cut
TeesBermudagrass0.38'
FairwaysBermudagrass0.38'
GreensBermudagrass0.13'
RoughBermudagrass1-1.5'

 
COURSE NUMBERS
Stimpmeter10.5 feet
Sand bunkers103
Water Hazards7

 
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