Ed Sherman with a summary of the big numbers for Jordan Spieth's John Deere Classic win, with CBS up 133 percent over 2014 and a 2.8 average audience, peaking at 4.1 during the playoff with Tom Gillis.
It was [Joe] Burbeck’s idea to develop one of these layouts along lines, which were to be severe to a marked degree. It was his ambition to have something which might compare with Pine Valley as a great test and although my continual travels over the country in the PGA work have prevented me from seeing play over Bethpage’s Black since its opening, I am rather inclined to believe from reports from some of the best players that it is showing plenty of teeth. A.W. TILLINGHAST