Bulletin No: 16

Round Three Course Set Up Notes

Fri 18 Jul 2014 09:51 GMT

Weather (provided on site by the Met Office)

Saturday: Significant risk of thundery activity today, but with occasional lulls, these expected between 0600-1000, then 1400-2000, although risk won’t disappear completely. The situation will be closely monitored and thunderstorm level warnings issued appropriately. Outside of any thundery activity some bright or sunny spells will develop. During spells of thundery activity, there will be some heavy rain and gusty winds, otherwise winds will be light. Max temp 21C but still feeling rather humid.

Fairways and Rough

  • Fairways cut at 11mm
  • First cut (semi) rough (approximate width 2.5 metres) cut at 38mm (daily)
  • Second cut of rough (approximate width 4.5 metres) cut in early June and has been allowed to go to seed


The greens were double cut last night and double cut and this morning at 3.5mm. The greens were rolled this morning. The greens are running at 10 feet 8 inches. The greens continue to firm up on a daily basis, but will clearly soften back as a result of the forecasted heavy rain.


Approaches double cut at 7mm and rolled, and have the same average firmness as the greens.

Additional information

Links Manager - Craig Gilholm. 40 greenstaff for the Championship. Royal Liverpool permanent staff of 11 supplemented by staff from local clubs, other Open venues and R&A greenkeeping scholars

Total Course Yardage for Round One (tee marker settings to flagstick)

7334 yards (as compared to the full yardage of 7312 yards)

Hole-by-Hole Information

HoleFull YardageRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Comment on Hole for Round Three
2454460446447 Middle right hole position brings right front greenside bunker into play as well as swale on right and favours a left sided tee shot
3426418425416 Front left hole position brings new swales in front of the green into play
4372375359365 Middle right hole position bringing the front right bunkers into play
5528512520534 Hole positioned in the middle of the back left prtion of the green. Any puuts from the lower level of the green are difficult.
6201201190191 Hole on the right of the bottom tier bringing the front right bunker more into play.
8431417431434 Back left hole position brings the bunker cut into the left side of the green into play and favours a right side tee shot.
9197193186208 Long back right hole position.
10532529524524 Front left hole position brings the left side swale into play
11391376389390 Middle right hole position brings the right bunker into play and favours a tee shot played to the left
12447447441431 Most difficult hole in 2006. Front right hole position may require the ball to be landed short on the flat approach but should prove to be quite a simple position.
13194181191202 Middle right hole position will bring swale on the right (new since 2006) of the green into play
14454445457460 2nd most difficult hole in 2006. Back right hole position brings the right hand swale into play. Similar position to when Woods made eagle in 2006.
15161168150166 Backish right hole position bringing middle right greenside bunker into play
17458459460468 Hole position on the left of the top shelf.
18551537540559 Hole position at the back of the green in the midde of the left portion

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