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.