I’m not sure how exactly players will react to the 2.5 inch ryegrass overseed, but after surveying the rough at TPC Sawgrass Monday, I explain the possibilities here for Golfweek. So while the rough may be playing shorter and less problematic—in theory—the design here could punish the excessively aggressive.
Personally, I miss the flyer lie in golf and hope it makes a nice comeback here at The Players. Either way, anything but hack-out rough will suffice.
Video explanation as well: