Thanks to reader Phil for Michael Rand’s Star Tribune story talking to 2016 Ryder Cup general chair Patrick Hunt who reveals the committee’s dilemmas (subdued or not closing ceremony?) after visiting the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
And he drops a bombshell for those of us planning on Hazeltine National’s famous 16th serving as a key hole in match conclusions.
On the course, the most interesting aspect is that Hazeltine will reroute how the course plays. Players will start on what have traditionally been holes 1-4, then jump to 14-18, then back to 10-13, before finishing on 5-9.
With fewer players in the field than in a traditional tournament, that layout allows for better flow, Hunt said.
“It allows more people to be on the closing holes and to get off the golf course,” he said.