On the eve of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley believes the PGA Centenary Course is in superb condition as the build-up to The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles gathers pace.
With Gleneagles investing heavily in new clubhouse and practice facilities at the world class resort – not to mention the continuing evolution of the PGA Centenary Course as it matures towards hosting golf’s greatest team event – McGinley, the man who holed the winning putt at the Belfry in 2002, is hugely impressed.
“It’s in the best condition that I have ever seen it,” said the Irishman, who was announced as Captain to the GB&I Team for the Vivendi Seve Trophy.
“The investment they have made in the clubhouse and the practice facilities is fantastic and the course is in great condition – the fairways are the best I have seen on Tour this year.
“The new green on the seventh is a lot better and had improved the hole dramatically and all-in-all the course is in very good condition all round.
“The course here has taken a lot of criticism and I have to say that some of that has been unfair. All I would say to that is that it is always easier to criticise than it is to praise and I think they have made some great improvements here – it should be a great venue for The Ryder Cup.”