28 Mar '12, 3pm

Final Say: Masters Course Setup

Final Say: Masters Course Setup

Every time I go back to Augusta National for another Masters--this year will be my seventh--I'm struck by how much those in charge know about how to best present the course. The completeness of the club's approach is quite amazing, both in terms of conditioning and setup. The various club committees have plenty of experience, of course. They've studied the best players in the world competing there for 78 years now. Nothing is new to them. They have it pretty much figured out, and occasionally offer a few surprises. Some things don't change though, or at least they haven't in my admittedly limited experience. It is well known, for example, that the grass on the fairways is cut back toward the tees. Almost every blade of grass on the course is cut against the direction of the shot. The club says it is purely an aesthetic thing, and that is hard to argue with. The fairways do...

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