Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The PGA And I Have Something In Common
From jsonline, Milwaukee: Two PGA Championships. Two playoffs. Two champions who soon afterward ascended to No. 1 in the world ranking. One unfortunate 72nd-hole penalty.
Whistling Straits was built for drama, and it has delivered.
The majestic links-style golf course, designed by Pete Dye and built by the Kohler Co. on two miles of uninterrupted Lake Michigan shoreline, has produced a pair of memorable finishes in the season's final major championship.
There is every reason to believe a third is in store for the 97th PGA, which begins Thursday....
Whistling Straits' length — 7,501 yards on the official scorecard — would seem to favor a big hitter. Indeed, bombers Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson both had a chance to win in 2010. Singh, at 41, was still among the bigger hitters in the game when he won. http://www.jsonline.com/sports/golf/kohler-course-built-in-a-way-that-produces-memorable-finishes-b99553320z1-321218431.html
I played Whistling Straits way back when and actually watched it being built when I drove from Milwaukee to Manitowoc and every now and then drove by where they were building the course.
Obviously, it's a great course and I ended up shooting about a 95 for the round.
Normally, it costs a whole lot of money to play there but a friend of a friend comped us a round.
It was a great time and experience and I wished I could still play golf but can't because of my screwed up back.