As difficult as it gets?

It seems like the PGA of America have managed to set up a real challenge. Even Ben Hogan referred to Oakland Hills as a monster and when Colin Montgomerie yesterday described the course in very simple terms as ‘too long, too tough’ perhaps Ben would have agreed. Only six players managed to get around under par and this was with the weather being substantially better then at the Open. At the moment the leaderboard on the website seems to be a bit all over the place but perhaps that straightens out as the second round progresses.

The Boys’ Home Internationals has come to an end at Royal County Down and Ireland narrowly beat England in the final. This was the second time that happened this year (The European Championships in Turin being the first) so let us hope that changes when we get to the Men’s Homes at Muirfield.

Other events to follow this weekend are the Finnish Amateur Open and the Czech Amateur.

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