More On Magnolia Lengthening

Doug Ferguson looks at the Disney-Magnolia course lengthening:

The Magnolia Course has been stretched to 7,516 yards, the latest tournament that figures the most viable way to challenge the best players is by making a course longer.

"They just don't get it," Frank Lickliter said Wednesday. "Grow the rough. Tighten the fairways."

 Soggy fairways have made the course play even longer — and perhaps tougher.

I think they ought to just continue the player walkways from the tee right to the green.That'll put a premium on accuracy!

Ferguson noted that Tiger has put his new Nike driver in the bag, which early buzz says will make him even longer off the tee. If that's possible. Tiger had this to say about the course:

"More than the length, it's the fact that every ball is backing up," Woods said. "Every ball picked up mud. That's the hardest thing in the world. You can have length, and you can have longer shots to the green, but if you don't have a clean ball, it makes for a very difficult golf shot." 

I haven't been paying attention, but are they even going to be playing this weekend with a hurricane moving in?