ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Tiger Woods’ dominance of the Old Course the last two times the Open Championship made a visit to the Auld Gray Toon is a popular point of conversation as Thursday approaches.
The most commonly held notion is that the Old Course’s out-and-back routing offers plenty of room left of most fairways.
“Hit it left of left of left,” said Dale Lynch, the swing coach for the likes of Geoff Ogilvy and Matt Goggin.
Lynch also said St. Andrews may be the best course of all the major venues for bringing out the creativity in players.
“Regardless of how he’s hitting it he’s always at his best when he’s having to be creative,” he said.
To prove his point Lynch wandered down the right side of the 12th fairway, through the rough and into a fairway on the adjacent Eden Course, pointing out it may be the best angle to a right pin position at No. 12.