Welcome to my neighborhood, Johns Creek. I live 15 minutes from the Atlantic Athletic Club, which is hosting this year’s PGA, and I’m kinda liking this short commute. It’s for that reason that I’m going to start a campaign to move the Masters here.
First, the big news: Please don’t blame my little town, but the 93rd PGA Championship is going straight to hell. The grounds crew at the AAC damaged the 14th and 17th greens during their maintenance and manicuring on Wednesday night.
This is what professional golf officials would officially refer to as bad timing.
According to the PGA, the damage is “believed to be the result of a significant rise in the dew point at 7 p.m., which caused the brushes on the mowers on those greens to stick in the grass and damage the turf.”
The danger of the Johns Creek dew points are well known around the world. This is why I never use brushes on my mower.
As a result, the 14th and 17th greens have ugly scrapes on them. The greens are treated as ground under repair, so a player will get relief if the ball lands in the damaged area. However, the AAC will have to deal with a $50 fine from the neighborhood association.
That’s it for now. I’m heading out to catch up with Tiger Woods, who birdied his first hole (the 10th). According to my golf tutor, Steve Hummer, that puts him on a pace of 72-under, which would be a course record.
By Jeff Schultz