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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 251
I T’S a simple theory, the further you hit from the fairway the deeper and more penal the rough should be. And so it was at Royal Birkdale, where the graduated rough, away from the fairway, was applauded by the players for being tough, but fair. “They've done just a phenomenal job... areas where with the winds that we're going to have, if it's very difficult to hold a fairway, if you hit a really good shot and it creeps into the rough, there's very little rough, you're still fine,” Jordan Spieth said. “You get rewarded for a really good shot. And then it's graduated rough. The further off line you hit it, for the most part out here, the more trouble you're going to be in.” The USGA would do well to take note for future US Opens. CANADIAN-born Texan Austin Connelly is a serious talent. The 20-year-old had rounds of 67-72-66-73 to finish T-14 in his major championship debut. Now he hopes to secure a European Tour card on the back of his performance. Coached by Cameron McCormick ¬– the same man who looks after Jordan Spieth – Connelly has a swing that is all his own. But it is mighty effective. In the third round, Connelly holed his second shot from 145 yards at the 2nd hole and peppered the pin with his short irons for the remainder of the day. “He really works the ball extremely well. He hits his long clubs dead straight. And he's got kind of a killer instinct on the greens, like nothing really fazes him,” fellow Texan Spieth said. we learned... R&A DO ROUGH BETTER THAN USGA we learned... AUSTIN CONNELLY IS ONE TO WATCH
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