Links golf is known for its firm and fast fairways, pot bunkers and adverse weather conditions. Once you get on the green, the hard part has been managed… or so you would think.
Because most links courses rely upon the weather — more specifically, the wind and rain — to protect par, the greens tend to only run around 10 or so on the Stimpmeter, which is relatively slow for the professional ranks. You’d think that slower greens wouldn’t be as dicey to navigate, but Paul Casey is here to say you’re wrong.
After opening his second round at the Open Championship with three birdies in his first six holes, Casey found the putting surface on the par-4 7th hole in two and proceeded to card a triple-bogey seven after taking five swipes with the putter. Yikes.