BMW Championship: Medinah carved up as a par 5 nearly averages under 4

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

BMW Championship: Medinah carved up as a par 5 nearly averages under 4

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BMW Championship: Medinah carved up as a par 5 nearly averages under 4

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I know these guys are good, they’re armed with silly-great equipment, they’re playing a beautifully-maintained Medinah No. 3 and playing all of the par-5’s there as 5’s.

And scoring should absolutely not be a primary barometer to question the role of technology on skill given how many factors influence red numbers.

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Still, in looking at the BMW Championship Round 1 scoring, where only two of the 69 players finished over par and the field averaged 69.275 on the once fearsome layout, play at the 536-yard par-5 fifth almost reached a place I never thought possible: averaging under 4.0 on a par-5.

In Round 1, the 5th averaged 4.087, with 12 eagles, 39 birdies, 18 pars and no bogeys.

On the day, the field made 16 eagles, 296 birdies, 793 pars and 134 bogeys, with just three double bogeys.

 

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