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.
- 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 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