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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 158 - PGA Preview
“There’s a big corporate hospitality unit on Dustin’s bunker. So you’re in good shape if you whip it through that fairway.” Out of sight, out of mind, perhaps, but the perils of Whistling Straits by no means end there. Any golfer who’s set foot on a Pete Dye-designed course knows they’re in for as brutal a battle with their environment as they are with their fellow competitors. Rory McIlroy, who looks increasingly likely to take his place in the field after overcoming an ankle injury, knows all too well how challenging the course’s pot bunkers and long grass can be. He was poised to secure his first major there in 2010 after starting the final day in a tie for second, but struggled to make inroads and finished with his worst round of the week: an even-par 72 that saw him miss out on the playoff by a single stroke. McIlroy said that if the weather remained dry, he expected this year’s tournament to present a similar challenge to the US Open at Chambers Bay, and even the Open Championship. “From what I can remember from last time, it was real hot and humid here,” the world No.1 told USA Today.
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