As the second day begins at Muirfield, we have been looking at the facts and figures for Round Two from The Open Championship 2013.
Weather (provided on-site by the Met Office)
Today will be another fine day with plenty of sunshine. It will be cooler than yesterday with a maximum temperature of 22C.
An E to NE breeze, 5-10mph, which will develop for the afternoon.
Similar conditions are expected on Saturday and Sunday with cloudy starts giving way to sunny spells for the afternoon.
There will be easterly breezes over the weekend.
The Fairways have been cut at 10mm.
The Semi rough (approximate width 3 metres) is cut at 50mm (not daily) with the Second cut of rough (approximate width 3 metres) cut in early June at 150mm and allowed to go to seed.
Cutting Regime and Green Speeds
Last night the greens were hand watered with the sprinkler system not used.
This morning, the greens have been double cut at 4mm. The greens are 10.5 feet as compared to 11 feet on Thursday first thing. Selected greens have been rolled to bring them up to that pace.
The greens are expected to pick up pace during the day again, but the dramatic increases of yesterday are not anticipated.
The firmness values of the greens are the same as they were yesterday and the watering has had no impact on firmness.
Fairways and Approaches
There has been no water applied so there is no change to firmness.
Total Course Yardage for Round Two (tee marker settings to flagstick)
7171 yards (as compared to the full yardage of 7192 yards)
Hole 1 – Full yardage = 447y – Today = 429
Hole 2 – Full yardage = 364y – Today = 367
Hole 3 – Full yardage = 377y – Today = 376
Hole 4 – Full yardage = 226y – Today = 204
- The right hand side shorter tee has been used today to give better access to the left side hole location
Hole 5 – Full yardage = 559y – Today = 554
Hole 6 – Full yardage = 461y – Today = 458
Hole 7 – Full yardage = 184y – Today = 193
Hole 8 – Full yardage = 441y – Today = 444
Hole 9 – Full yardage = 554y – Today = 554
Hole 10 – Full yardage = 469y – Today = 472
Hole 11 – Full yardage = 387y – Today = 387
Hole 12 – Full yardage = 379y – Today = 376
Hole 13 – Full yardage = 190y – Today = 200
Hole 14 – Full yardage = 475y – Today = 474
Hole 15 – Full yardage = 448y – Today = 445
Hole 16 – Full yardage = 186y – Today = 183
- Top tee used
Hole 17 – Full yardage = 575y – Today = 581
Hole 18 – Full yardage = 470y – Today = 470