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PGA VS. USGA

Aug. 22, 2005
Aug. 22, 2005

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Aug. 22, 2005

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PGA VS. USGA

Baltusrol is the 21st course to have hosted both a PGA Championship and a U.S. Open. Seeing the PGA at a traditional Open venue is a reminder of how different the two host organizations are. Here's a recap.

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 PGAUSGA
Past ChampionsLifetime exemption10-year exemption
Past Champions
Dinner
Wednesday nightWe have better
things to do
Past Champions
Parking
Assigned spacesYou're on your own
Course Setup
Mantra
"Tough but fair""Everyone has
to play it"
Fairway Width25-30 yards21-25 yards
Bunker SandAlmost firmFluffy
RoughTopped at four inchesClaims it's topped
at four inches
Syringing
During Play
To keep greens aliveTo keep balls from
rolling off
Red NumbersNo worriesNot on your life
Places We'll
Never Go Again
PGA National, RivieraAnywhere the
PGA has been
Beloved Public
Venue
Whistling StraitsBethpage
Changing Par-5s
to Par-4s
Because the
USGA does it
Because P.J.
Boatwright did it
Soft Spot for ...Club prosSpecial exemptions
4th at Baltusrol190 yards every day190 yards twice;
132 yards twice
Media Gift BagAbsolutelyAre you kidding?
Pet CausePlay Golf AmericaThe First Tee
Price of
Corporate Tent
$180,000$200,000
Official coatNavy blue with
drops of hair spray
Navy blue with
dandruff flakes

 

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