Friday, November 18, 2011

Royal Melbourne creates day two carnage at President's Cup

"It's carnage on a golf course like this today,'' said Adam Scott.

"It was not much fun out there probably,'' U.S. captain Fred Couples said. "It was brutal. The golf course did not lend itself to any birdies. These guys played great.''

"This was awesome. It was awesome,'' Mickelson said. "We'll never see something like this in an every-day golf course. We'll never see that. We rarely see it in a major."

"The course gets progressively harder as you play because it dries out and it dries out and it dries out, said Geoff Ogilvy. "It's just unbelievable how short of clubs you have to hit downwind. You catch yourself thinking, there's just no way from 165 yards I can hit sand iron, but it's the only sensible club to hit, because anything more is going to go in the back. It's really hard to get that into your head.''

"Just trying to hit the greens, that was s heck of an accomplishment," Woods said. "Wedges weren't holding, balls were oscillating on the greens, you've got to play the wind on putts. It was a tough day."

"I've played the course many, many times," said Ernie Els.  "And this is probably the fastest."

"On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it an 11 today,” Norman said about the conditions.