Open Championship 2013: round-three information

We take a look at some general information before the leaders tee off in the third round of the Open Championship at Muirfield (courtesy of www.opengolf.com).

Weather (provided on-site by the Met Office)

A cloudy start today, but cloud gradually breaking with lengthening sunny spells by afternoon. Max temp 20C. Winds E to NE 5mph increasing to 10mph with afternoon gusts to 15mph.

A mainly dry and cloudy night is expected. Min temp 14C. Light winds.

A cloudy start to Sunday is likely, but cloud breaking with sunny spells by afternoon. Generally light E-NE winds.

General Information

  • Fairways cut at 10mm.
  • Semi rough (approximate width 3 metres) cut at 50mm (not daily)
  • 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. The sprinkler system was not used on the greens.
This morning the greens have been double cut at 4mm. The greens are 10 ½ feet. No greens were rolled. The greens are expected to pick up pace during the day again.
The firmness values of the greens have reduced marginally.

Fairways and Approaches

2ml of water was added to the fairways and the approaches last night with the sprinkler system.

Total Course Yardage for Round Three (tee marker settings to flagstick)
7107 yards (as compared to the full yardage of 7192 yards)

Hole-by-Hole Information

Hole 1 – Full yardage = 447y – Today = 442

Hole 2 – Full yardage = 364y – Today = 356

Hole 3 – Full yardage = 377y – Today = 391

Hole 4 – Full yardage = 226y – Today = 198

– 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 = 551

Hole 6 – Full yardage = 461y – Today = 459

Hole 7 – Full yardage = 184y – Today = 180

Hole 8 – Full yardage = 441y – Today = 442

Hole 9 – Full yardage = 554y – Today = 543

Hole 10 – Full yardage = 469y – Today = 475

Hole 11 – Full yardage = 387y – Today = 385

Hole 12 – Full yardage = 379y – Today = 368

Hole 13 – Full yardage = 190y – Today = 154

– Moved up to forward tee (28 yards ahead of the back tee)

Hole 14 – Full yardage = 475y – Today = 468

Hole 15 – Full yardage = 448y – Today = 441

Hole 16 – Full yardage = 186y – Today = 195

– Top tee used

Hole 17 – Full yardage = 575y – Today = 583

Hole 18 – Full yardage = 470y – Today = 476