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2012 British Open: Tiger Woods Believes Rough Is 'Almost Unplayable'

On Thursday, the 2012 British Open will begin and some golfers have already identified what may be the most difficult aspect of the course, with that being the rough. Due to heavy rains, players have had a difficult time attempting approach shots from the side of the fairways.

The most notable player to voice these concerns was Tiger Woods.

Via The Guardian:

"Oh my God," was the instant Woods reaction when asked about the rough. "In some places it is almost unplayable."


"If it's calm, we can shoot some good scores," he continued. "If it's wet, lush, you've got to be more aggressive. Have to see how it's playing. Some years it's fast and some it's not. The two years I played it was quick. The ball was travelling quite a bit. They've made a few changes in tee boxes, lengthened a few holes but most of the bunker adjustments were made the last time."

In anticipation of the inclement weather in the days leading up to the start of the tournament, Woods participated in a practice round on Sunday. The weather will most likely make the rough that much more difficult.

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