Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Paul McGinley   (Getty Images)
Paul McGinley (Getty Images)

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.”

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