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Carnoustie Super Suspended

As an interesting follow up to my column on Oakmont and its look forward to Carnasty, there’s an intriguing piece circulating in the UK about the suspension of the super at Carnoustie:

A GOLF course expert has told of his shock at the suspension of Carnoustie’s head greenkeeper weeks before it stages The Open.

John Philp, 59, has been ordered off work amid claims he attacked one of his apprentices.

Philp is one of the world’s top greenkeepers and his suspension has raised fears over the condition of the Angus course ahead of the famous tournament.

Hard to imagine the concern within the R&A at the moment, though I bet dimes to dollars they’ve got their own person watching carefully anyway, especially after 1999. The story is here.

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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