Hotting Up At The PGA Champs

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PGA Championship

There’s never too much time to dwell on last week’s event in the golfing world, and this week is no different with the second major of the year already underway at Oak Hill Country Club.

Anyone who has paid attention in the build up to this event will be aware of the vast challenges facing every player at this year’s event.

Oak Hill’s curators have clearly had a tough few weeks and decided the best way to vent their frustration is to create rough so brutal you’d have as much luck finding Lord Lucan as your golf ball.

When you pair this with Oak Hill’s enormous 6,897-yard length – it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the longer, straighter hitters have a huge advantage around here.

As if this point needed highlighting any further, the leader at the conclusion of Round 2 circles it in red pen with a teacher’s ‘please see me’ note.

Scottie Scheffler, Corey Conners and Viktor Hovland all sit at 5-under par, leading by two from fellow big hitter Bryson Dechambeau.

Even the rest of the top ten reads like a who’s who of the world’s biggest hitters, albeit with a couple of notable exceptions.

European hopes Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm shot disappointing Round 1 scores of 1-over and 6-over respectively, but both managed a good second day to get back into contention.

While McIlroy remains within striking distance of the leaders, Rahm’s round 2 score of 68 was enough to get him within the 5-over cut mark.

As we look ahead to the weekend, keep an eye out for the Australian Min Woo Lee.

The smooth swinging man from down under glided his way into contention with a solid 3-under 67.

The World Of Golf

Michelangelo Montgomery

We’ve been there.

You’re about to begin your journey to American Golf or your local pro shop to investigate new putters – because yours stubbornly refuses to roll the ball into the hole.

Before you ‘invest’ in a new flat stick and engage in trying to justify this to your partner (good luck), take encouragement from PGA Tour pro Taylor Montgomery.

Montgomery’s Taylor Made Ghost S Spider putter from 2013 is still in play, and it is repaying its owner in spades.

Top of the PGA Tour in putting average, overall putting average, one putt percentage and putts per round – this decade old rock roller seems to be working just fine.

Titleist TSR Revamp

Fans of Titleist will already be looking forward to the updated range of TSR drivers and woods reportedly coming in 2024.

It seems the biggest question around the release is whether Titleist will follow the lead set by TaylorMade and Callaway in producing a carbon driver.

While TaylorMade in particular have invested millions of dollars and twenty years in developing their carbonwood technology, Titleist could stick to the success they’ve had in recent years with their ‘Speed Project’ line up.

Titleist fans watch this space.

Something Useful

In honour of the challenging course set up the players are dealing with at the PGA Championship, here’s a great video on how to cope with thick rough.

Something Funny

I think we all know by now that Oak Hill is pretty tricky, even the mud’s brutal.

Poor old Tom Kim.

Something Extra

Also, here’s a few of our recent articles for you to get stuck into.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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