Went to Bethpage to see a practice round on Wednesday. Pretty wet and muddy in areas where we were walking, but the fairways were fine. Actually I was surprised it wasn't worse, but I'm guessing the sandy soil absorbs quickly. We saw Adam Scott, Tony Finau, Brandt Snedecker (his bag just said "Sneds"), Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson, Max Homa and other guys that frankly I don't know who they were so I don't recall their names! Practice rounds are interesting because they will take multiple shots, like on a par 4 one guy hit driver, then 3W, to see where he'd wind up. Also they putt to different parts of the green to see the slope, and hit multiple chips for the same reason. Off the tee they hit it so far you don't even see the ball. We sat for a few minutes in a grandstand behind a par 3 to watch the shots coming in to the green. The course is extremely hilly, it would be brutally hard to play. Many highly elevated greens. I can see why rounds take 5 1/2 hours for the weekend hackers.
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Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:08#1