FRED COUPLES: I don't remember if it was a par 70. I don't really know if they have changed it, because the ball is going so far and instead of lengthening holes, they just made one a par 4 instead of a par 5.
I don't know much physical difference in the course from '94 to today, but yeah, the ball is going a long way and the 18th hole is still a great finishing hole and so is 17. The hole back nine is a great nine holes. I remember hitting a lot longer irons into the 18th green and that's just normal. I mean, look at the World Series last week. That was one of our longest golf courses and you used to hit 2-, 3-, 4-irons to several par 4s. And now, weather playing a part, you may only hit one or two 4- or 5-irons. There's still some long par 3s.
But everything, I mean, in the next few years, all of these U.S. Opens, the par 4s are going to be, unless they are cute little holes, they are going to be 460 to 500 yards. I think that's okay. There are short holes that think those holes are extremely long, but in reality, you have to have guys hitting 3- and 4-irons to par 4s. Otherwise, and that doesn't necessarily mean you need eight inches of rough and rock hard greens. That's how they can trick these golf courses up. This golf course by Sunday if we get no rain, I think it's going to be a very tricky little course. Now, if it was 7,400 yard and a par-70, it would be unplayable. But it's a very good yardage. It's got some very good holes, some birdie holes and some holes you can make bogey or double with just a little slip of an iron. I think that makes it a very good course. But the ball is going a long way.
Thanks, you guys.
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