Could It Be Europe’s Ryder Cup Victory Key – Marco Simone’s Deep, Juicy Rough

The USA Ryder Cup side have been visiting the Marco Simone course and venue later this month for the hosting of the 44th biennial competiton between Europe and the USA.

All but three members – Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele – travelled to Rome to inspect the host course just north of the Italian capital.

Spieth chose to remain home as his wife is expecting the ple’s second child and along with Schauffele and Cantlay who also had family matters that took priority.

The 2023 USA Ryder Cup side, missing three players but with some caddies during Saturday’s visit to the host Marco Simone course

And if there was one aspect of the course that has hosted the past three DP World Tour Italian Opens that struck those Americans who made the visti, it was the rough and not just a bit of rough but deep, lush and juicy-looking match-determining rough.

USA captain Zach Johnson took nine of his men, along with a couple of caddies, to noct only learn more about the host course but to check-out all about their team headquarters when competition gets underway on September 29th.

Johnson shared his views on the quick inspection visit and it was the rough, and the length of the grass, getting his attention.

“The common sentiment that I heard on the golf course was they really liked it, which is awesome,” Johnson said.

“The rough was very thick. That was the other nugget that we talked about a lot.”

Following their practice round Saturday, the members of Team USA flew back to the States.

The Europeans will play the course Monday and with Donald and all dozen Europeans teeing-up this week at the BMW PGA Championship at Tour HQ at Wentworth

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