2010 British Open Practice News
After weeks of having to hand water fairways and greens at St Andrews, recent torrential downpours on the Old Course have softened it a little too much according to course manager Gordon McKie. On one day St Andrews received 13mm of rain between 7am & 11am. Conditions were so bad McKie sent staff home about 11. The subsequent grass growth boost has resulted in extra cuts and rolls required on particular greens to bring them all closer together and achieve the consistency required for the event. Ireland’s Padraig Harrington is completing his practice rounds this weekend in the inclement conditions. Harrington surmised last week that high ball hitters who can control ball spin would have a much better chance of winning such was the dryness of the course. It is expected now however that the softer conditions will result in significantly lower scoring than initially predicted. More 2010 British Open Practice News as it emerges.