You know the USGA has learned from the Shinnecock Hills fiasco of 2004. With the weather report for the weekend calling for 15-20 mph winds and gusts up to 26 mph, USGA officials will selectively water the greens and fairways to make sure the turf at Winged Foot doesn't dry out. They'll also move planned hole locations around if the wind makes some exposed spots on the greens too precarious.
A large, energetic man of marked intelligence and imagination, Macdonald had great ambition and an ego the size of the fourteenth hole on the Old Course at St. Andrews…Although he did not attain this grandiose ambition and come to be regarded as the father of American golf, no one of his generation had a comparable influence on the development of the game in this country. HERBERT WARREN WIND on C.B. MACDONALD