Rose: Albany’s end opening ‘one of the hardest standard 4s’ of the year


NASSAU, Bahamas – As Justin Rose remained on the meeting platform Wednesday at the Hero World Challenge, his eyes really wanted to meander to a close by TV, which was demonstrating Gary Woodland hit his methodology shot into Albany’s standard 4 18th hole.

“That is most likely one of the hardest standard 4s you’ll play all year, so spare it for December,” said Rose, who got away from the gap with standard.

The 470- yard completing gap is dubious – down the left is water from tee to green, down the privilege are rises and a slippery fairway fortification that makes arriving at the green intense.

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An uncommon westerly wind made the gap any longer.

“It’s been some time,” said Woodland of the last time he hit 5-iron into the green.

Like Rose, Woodland made standard to top an opening 6-under 66, which ties him with Patrick Reed (likewise a standard creator on 18) for the lead. They were among the fortunate ones.

The 18th produced no birdies, four intruder and some enormous numbers. Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson and Bryson DeChambeau all shut with duplicates. Jordan Spieth found the water twice on the way to a triple intruder. Also, Patrick Cantlay crashed a strong round with a fourfold intruder.

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