Sean Martin on comments Ernie Els made to Rory McIlroy after seeing Muirfield's "ridiculous" rough recently.
“He said it was like waist-high,” McIlroy said from this week’s Irish Open. It remains to be seen if the rough will be that penal come championship week.
Pretty much the same as last year when I was there (photo below). Hopefully we'll still get to see the ancient wall bordering the property! #Bringbacktherabbitsandsheep
**I've since heard from someone who recently played the course that the Els reference may have been in regard to the last Open and that the rough may not be too severe. We'll know soon enough!