I came across an article today about Rory McIlroy's preparation for the upcoming Open at Hoylake. Interestingly, it appears McIlroy believes Hoylake will be set up a quite a bit more lush and soft than in the last Open held there. For those who don't remember the 2006 open, the course was brown, burned out and running....Tiger won the Gold Medal hitting only a single driver the entire week.
I like variety in major championships, and to see a British Open played on a lush layout will be interesting I think. But I also think it is interesting how the majors have been changing over the last several years. They have rough at Augusta now....it isn't thick or deep rough, but it does affect the shots they play, and in the past it was never an issue. And the US Open, usually defined by narrow fairways and thick, penal rough, has been somewhat more forgiving in set up in recent years.
Now we are going to have a British Open played on a green, grassy course?
What do you all think? How would you like to see them set up The Open this year, and why?