Posted: July 7, 2015 9:23 pm
As a Manheim Township grad, Jim Furyk knows a thing or two about Lancaster Country Club. As a schoolboy athlete, he played it two or three times a week.
Though the 2003 U.S. Open champ — winner of 17 total PGA Tour events in his career — hasn’t played LCC since 2011, he knows it’s a great venue for this week’s U.S. Women’s Open.
Furyk spoke to Philly.com’s Joe Juliano about LCC playing host to the tournament, and some of the challenges the women will face there.
Furyk told Juliano that one of the toughest aspects of the course comes from its elevation changes, including a number of uphill approaches. Additionally, he said, the “old-school” greens will test their nerves.
“The ladies will have a lot of putts — even from short range — that have a lot of break in them,” he said in the article. “The player who putts well will have to be very comfortable with the speed of the greens to feed big-breaking putts to the hole.”