They’re coming to play at Kiawah for the 2012 PGA Championship. A killer of a course, which I recall Sir Nick saying something like, “I’m glad I wasn’t playing it with card and pencil” during the ’91 Ryder Cup
Here’s a wee reminder of this very testing golf course.
And again quoting Sir Nick Faldo, “Kiawah, when we went for the Ryder Cup was so wild and rugged. It was a really difficult golf course. The bunkers were all overgrown, we had waste areas which were true waste areas, literally 20 feet from the pin. That’s the hardest thing, when you’re looking at the pin right there and you can’t get up and down.”
Alan Bastable covers the last three holes and recalls these memorable moments.
“At the '91 Ryder Cup, Mark Calcavecchia arrived at this tee with a two-hole lead over his singles opponent, Colin Montgomerie. (Calc had let Monty back into the match with a triple-bogey and bogey, respectively, on the previous two holes.) After Monty dunked his tee shot into the pond, Calc followed suit with a cold shank that flew no more than 100 yards. Johnny Miller, calling the event for NBC, said on the air that the 17th was so intimidating that it could "make you choke when you're playing a practice round by yourself." Monty went on to win that hole and the next to halve the match. Calc retired to the beach in tears.”
Here’s the link to Alan Bastable
Quote of the Day
“My first exposure to the Kiawah Ocean course was the ‘91 Ryder Cup. I’ll never forget Mark Calcavecchia, Colin Montgomerie, I’ll never forget those players going through the 17th hole and coming out with ego stains and ego bruises.” - Carol Mann, LPGA Tour
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