According to tournament director Kym Hougham the rough for this year’s event will be maintained throughout the week at 2 inches, more than an inch shorter than normal. As a trade off, officials will ramp up Quail Hollow’s greens to about 12 ½ on the Stimpmeter. Hougham was quick to note, however, the layout’s pitched greens could not be allowed to roll much faster than that.
“We don’t mind letting them go 12, 14 under par,” Hougham said. “We want some fun for our fans.”
Fun for the players, as well.