17:30 – January 23, 2020
There was talk that the rough was up on the Emirates for this year’s renewal of the Dubai Desert Classic and it wasn’t idle gossip. Last year the par 72 track averaged 70.53 and Bryson DeChambeau won with a score of 24-under-par. That was a low score but not an outlier – Li Haotong won with a 23-under-par total two years ago but they won’t get close to that this time around.
After his two-under-par 70 this morning, the defending champ claimed that the course was playing four shots harder than last year and that was a decent assessment. It actually averaged 74.11 – 3.58 strokes more than last year.
In addition to the rough being up, the wind blew and the fairways and greens were fast. Several players talked about how hard it was to keep their drives from running through the fairways and in to the rough and some tough pin placements also kept the scoring down.
My three pre-event picks were disappointing and one of them, Andy Sullivan, has been disqualified, having signed for a wrong score, so it’s not been a great start.
It soon became apparent that the front nine was playing much harder than the back nine so that’s something to bear in mind…
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