Gerina Piller isn't happy that Woburn, the English host of this year's Women's British Open, has taken driver out of her hands. The long-hitting 31-year-old opened with 1-over 73, and, afterward, she said this major venue is too...short?
Is that right?
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"I didn't take the driver much today and that's my bread and butter," Piller told Reuters on Thursday.
"I don't feel like this course really gives me an advantage because I can't use my driver. I had to take the 5-wood and kind of place my tee shots, I just wish it would play a little longer."
The Marquess Course is playing at just 6,448 yards this week, and that's fairly short by modern women's major standards. For a number of longer players, however, Woburn's lack of length wasn't an issue. Ariya Jutanugarn, who typically goes without a driver on the LPGA Tour, shot 7-under 65 on Thursday.
The lead, though, belongs to Mirim Lee, who shot a course record 10-under 62, and she leads the Thai sensation by three shots.
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