You can literally see the playoff vibe at Plainfield.
In the form of large, Impact font lettering along the fairway, just in case you forgot these were playoffs where algorithms rule!
That's the good news for Jordan Spieth, who misses his third cut of 2015 but is still very much alive in the FedExCup points race despite stepping on his ball. Reinforcing just how vital these playoffs are, Spieth put new irons in the bag this week, reported Jonathan Wall (and noted by golf.com's Brendan Moehler).
The 36-hole leader, Bubba Watson, apparently doesn't care much for Plainfield due to the blind shots, so he's aiming at tents and not worrying if he moves the ball. He's also using driver on holes where the play seems iffy, but the strategic tactic is to secure a few of the next shot.
Kevin Maguire on the tent play:
The two-time Masters champ said previously this course just doesn't suit his eye. Blind shots, of which there are many on the classic Donald Ross design, are difficult for Watson and he is an extremely visual golfer.
"The reason why I hit driver is to make the hole visually better for me on the next shot," Watson said.
Asked about his hole after the round, Watson simply gave the answer that many a weekend golfer would after making a par in a non-traditional.
"There's no pictures on the scorecard," he said.
But it doesn't really matter because the golf should still be fun. Example 4.5 million of how much more fun golf is when the ground game matters, Jason Day style at Plainfield's superb 7th hole: