Sedgefield Country Club, host to the Wyndham Championship, sports new greens for the PGA Tour for the first time.
The Greensboro, N.C., club has made the switch from bentgrass to Bermudagrass, giving the greens time to grow in, including closing the course even further out from the tournament than usual to ensure their readiness for the final regular-season event on the PGA Tour schedule.
Tim Clark, a product of N.C. State, thinks the change of grass will increase scores.
“Obviously when they get firmer like that it’s not just a case of firing at every flag. You know, you’re going to have to pick your spots and, you know, sometimes you’re going to have to probably play away from some flags. Makes it play a little bit tougher. We’ll probably see that in the scoring.”
Then again, the field made a quick transition to paspalum last week at Kiawah Island. They should handle this well/