DUBLIN, Ohio – Jack Nicklaus referred to as it his “last bite at the apple,” but when he’s being trustworthy, there will definitely be a number of extra nibbles.
Since last 12 months’s Memorial Tournament, Nicklaus has uprooted Muirfield Village for a whole makeover that included new greens, fairways and irrigation. Although the mission began with far more humble objectives, it grew into an extensive renovation.
Among probably the most dramatic changes is to the primary inexperienced, which Nicklaus pushed again practically 30 yards and created a brand new “style” of inexperienced.
“I wasn’t real happy with what I did the first time so maybe what I did the second will be better,” he stated.
The tenth inexperienced was additionally expanded to enable for extra gap areas and the golf green on the fifteenth gap was lowered by about 20 toes.
“When we moved the tee back at 15 last year more guys hit it into the face of the hill, a lot of guys were getting it to the top and I said, that’s not fair. It’s not fair that the medium-length hitter is penalized,” he stated.
But the most important change gamers will seemingly discover is to the par-3 sixteenth inexperienced. Last 12 months that inexperienced was so agency few gamers have been in a position to maintain their tee photographs on the placing floor. The new inexperienced is tilted from again to entrance. “Now the green sits to you,” Nicklaus stated.