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‘One Last Bite’: The inside story of Jack Nicklaus’ final Muirfield Village redesign

Jon Rahm’s opponent had him on the run. It was Sunday afternoon at the 2020 Memorial Tournament, and the Spaniard was on the cusp of arguably the biggest win of his young career. Clinging to a four-stroke Sunday lead on the back nine, Rahm trod carefully. On the surface, he glistened with sweat. Beneath it, he was locked in the late stages of a high-stakes chess match.

Rahm’s sparring partner, Muirfield Village, was no pushover. Conditions were tough, with pins that were barely on the putting surfaces. Thick rough and a stiff breeze left pros hacking and cussing their way to scores in the high 70s and 80s. From home, golf fans watched with glee…

Source: James Colgan. ‘One Last Bite’: The inside story of Jack Nicklaus’ final Muirfield Village redesign, GOLF.com. May 31, 2021.

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