Monday, April 08, 2002

Augusta Changes

Vijay Singh played a practice round at Augusta this winter and came away impressed by how much harder the course played. According to the story I heard, he went on and on about it, until someone finally asked him what he shot. "Sixty-three," he allegedly replied. I don't doubt it.

The newly lengthened Augusta National (the course is now roughly 7200 yards long, up from roughly 6900) was the subject of an excellent Clifton Brown story in Sunday's New York Times (registration required). Those seeking even more detail should click here to read Greg Norman's analysis of what the course changes imply for the players this week.