Thanks to reader Chris for Peter Dawson's post-Open thoughts, which include this regarding No. 17 green at Birkdale:
The new 'skateboard park' contours of the 17th green had been a hot topic of debate coming into the event, but it will be remembered for Padraig Harrington's winning eagle there rather than any calamities.
"We will pause for reflection on it now, but we have nothing to announce about it this morning," stated Dawson. "It was not the great disaster it was built up to be - and I didn't think it would be."Well, I guess we know who calls the architectural shots at Birkdale!