Los Angeles is the third course to make an open debut in the last decade, and in some ways the association is learning. His other two showed vastly different winning scores. At the par-72 Erin Hills Course, Koepka won with a 272. At the par-70 Chambers Bay, Jordan Spieth’s 5-under was enough.
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington said of the tournament organizers, “Obviously we’ve found they can do a little bit more, so we expect the weekend to be a little bit tougher.” . He said players thought the ideal tournament would be to play to 14-under, and the USGA could be upset by the notion of a winning score for a golfer who hit double digits below par on Sunday evening. bottom.
After all, Harrington Quoted in an Irish newspaper This week, he’s shown his willingness to give up “parts of his body” to go 4-under after the final round. He was two overs after Friday’s round, but given his condition and score, those numbers were clearly not enough to win this tournament.
“They don’t give up body parts for it anymore,” he said.
McIlroy, who played in Koepka’s group on Thursday and Friday, admitted he didn’t expect such a low number.
“The course has probably played a little easier than anyone expected, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it falters on Saturday/Sunday,” he said, adding that “it should be tough.” It should be as mental as it is physical. ”