For Golfers on European Tour, an Old Course Is New Again

For Golfers on European Tour, an Old Course Is New Again

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Redesign Woes

Ernie Els, a former Wentworth resident and seven-time champion of the World Match Play there, was responsible for changes in 2006 and 2009-10 to make the course harder to play. Maybe too hard.

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“I used to really enjoy playing this course, and now it’s a grind,” Paul Casey, winner of the 2009 European PGA Championship, said in 2011.

Casey said that during the 2011 playoff between Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, the 18th hole, a sharp dogleg right with an approach shot over a small lake, underscored the deficiencies of the course…



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