Ocean Course Is The Toughest Challenge In The PGA Championship
The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island is adding to the thrill and enthusiasm of the PGA Championship being played at the longest course – 7,876 yards. But it isn’t the daunting size of the course that is challenging the golfers. They face the toughest challenge from the wind blowing from the Atlantic Ocean.
Let’s take a round of the course….
The Ocean Course was designed by the Atlantic Ocean in Kiawah Island by late Pete Dye approximately 30 years back. And here he kept the fairways raised to the dunes on the advice of his beloved wife, Alice. She wanted the dunes to give way to the wind off the Atlantic Ocean.
But little did the architect know that the design will create challenges for golfers. On the one hand, the daunting size of the course will batter the players and on the other hand, the high wind blowing off the ocean will make it difficult for them to tee off.
Let’s see what golfers have to say about this beautiful course….
Bryson DeChambeau called the course diabolical. The golfer was disheveled after an even-par 72 with four straight bogeys. The wind just kicked his butt while he was working hard to make shots. He said that the wind was too hard for over 4-footers.
But Keegan Bradley was thrilled after making 69 shots. He said that he was proud to play in the course and made 69 impressive shots. But he admitted that the course was nerve-racking and difficult due to its sheer size and location.