The secret garden of Wentworth

I feel like I have written this post before. Must have been last year on the same week. Every time I do get to go to Wentworth I come back thinking that it must be one of the prettiest places there are. At least at this time of the year when the rhododendron is in full bloom.

After three days the leaderboard looks pretty good; Chris Wood is leading the way. Robert Karlsson who took a trip home to Monaco thinking he had missed the cut and had to come back on a privately chartered plan is second after an incredible 62. Shared with Robert are Danny Willet and Luke Donald. A great Sunday for English golf could be coming up!

Wentworth 18

Wentworth 18

So is the ‘new’ Wentworth a great success? Depends who you ask I think. My jury is still out. I heard comments about the 18th having been turned into a 90 yard par 3 (the only sensible way of playing this now is to hit the fairway with the tee shot – probably three wood – and then lay up for a wedge into the well protected green). Later on I also heard people in the crowd saying how great a finishing hole it now is as they had seen some players take on the challenge and go for the green in two. What is clear though is that it is a very different course from the one Colt once designed.

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