Inside Albany: The Course Tiger Woods Will Face in a Hero World Challenge

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by Joe Passov

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On everyone’s mind during this week’s Hero World Championship is one question: How many of a aged golf diversion will Tiger Woods bring? One thing is certain. With a breezes due to be soothing and reduction than 20 percent possibility of sleet for a initial dual days, we’ll see accurately how prepared Tiger is for a lapse to contest golf.

The 18th annual Hero World Championship facilities an 18-man margin of invited, top-ranked players, so it won’t be formidable to get a discerning sign of Tiger’s skills. Albany Golf Beach Resort, horde venue for a second uninterrupted year, will serve exhibit possibly Woods is entirely back, or not utterly there.



Photo: Courtesy of Albany, Bahamas

Developed by Joe Lewis and his private investment company, a Tavistock Group, a same folks who regulate during Isleworth, Tiger’s former home in Orlando, a disdainful Albany review village is located on a southwestern finish of a island of New Providence in a Bahamas, a 10-minute expostulate from Nassau’s general airport. Besides Woods, among a Tour stars who possess skill here are Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and a march designer, Ernie Els, who crafted a dried links-style blueprint with his lead designer Greg Letsche in 2010.

PHOTOS: Tour a Course, and Resort, Hosting Tiger’s Hero World Challenge

Measuring scarcely 7,400 yards, Albany facilities firm, fast-running fairways that are framed by dunes and hard-packed silt areas. Landing areas are amply far-reaching to accommodate a visit coastal breezes that can route golf balls in a precipitate and when that happens during Albany, a accumulation of local weed plantings jabbed into a sandy areas will cackle adult erring spheres. However, when a winds are calm, a game’s best can take it unusually low, as was a box in 2015, when Bubba Watson destroyed Albany for a 25-under-par 263 in winning a title. Extra scoring opportunities are on daub on a par-36 front 9 due to an additional par 3 and par 5.

Els’ favorite holes during Albany are numbers 2, 7 and 14. “To my mind,” Els pronounced in a matter in 2014, “the many noted holes during Albany are a ones that are many links-like, where a greens are cut, roughly pushed back, into a surrounding dunes. Hole series 2 stands out. It’s a par-3 (187 yards) cut into a dune and is utterly suggestive of a 13th during Muirfield in Scotland, one of my favorite courses.



Photo: Courtesy of Albany, Bahamas

“Then there’s a 7th, a brief par-4 (338 yards) that plays right-to-left off a dune with fairway bunkers that are strategically placed in such a approach that when a breeze is out of a southeast we can lift them and maybe strech a green. The 14th (332 yards) is another standout hole. The fairway moves from left to right by a dune and depending on a breeze instruction we can be unequivocally assertive with your tee shot or lay back. we like a change of risk and reward. we consider it works unequivocally well.”

Swing gurus will positively 0 in on Tiger’s pierce with a driver, though equally scrutinized will be his bravery with shots around a greens. When Tiger final attempted a big-time quip after a extensive layoff, it was this partial of a game—pitching and chipping—that bedeviled him. Albany facilities that same kind of organisation turf, along with Pinehurst-style turtleback greens, that caused Woods such grief in those early exam events in Dec 2014 and January 2015, so it will be engaging to see how he fares this week.

Whether he wins a eventuality or finishes during a bottom, Tiger will be tested during prolonged final opposite tip competition, something each golf fan has expected for 15 months. And possibly way, he gets a week in a Bahamas, that ain’t all bad.  



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