Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened –  1878
Course Designer – George Strath and Willie Fernie
Special Features -
General Playability - Very fair; extremely demanding when windy
Undulating/ flat - Undulating links land
Tree lined/exposed - Exposed links land
Many / few water hazards - Small burn runs through course with the beach (out of bounds) to the right of the opening 6 holes
Changes to the course - None since 2004 Open Championship

Greens
Type of grass - Bent: Agrostus Tenuis
Height of cut - 3.23mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10’0”
Any specific comments – Smaller greens than most Open Championship venues.

Fairways
Type of grass – Bent/Fescue
Height of cut – 12mm
General width and contouring – 20 – 30 yards wide which follow the contours of the surrounding landscape
Any specific comments - True links land with undulating, firm, fast fairways

Tees
Type of grass –  Bent/Fescue
Height of cut - 8mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Bent/Fescue
Height of cut – 8mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Bent/Fescue with a mixture of sweet vernal, marram grass and other slightly coarser varieties
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 37mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 75mm
Rough - Height of cut – Uncut
Any specific comments – Weather conditions have encouraged the rough to grow particularly thick

Weather
In advance – Unsettled with showery spells
Forecast for tournament – Unsettled with showery spells

Other Features
Royal Troon has the shortest hole on The Open Championship rota, (Postage Stamp, 8th hole) at only 123 yards

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T1VAUGHAN, BruceUSA18-6
T1COOK, JohnUSA18-6
3ROMERO, EduardoARG18-5
4LANGER, BernhardGER18-4
T5JONES, GeneUSA18-2
T5NORMAN, GregAUS18-2
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