Musings and Mulligans

Roy Lang III is The Times Assistant Sports Editor. He played golf at Centenary College. He has covered six major golf championships and also covered last year’s Ryder Cup. As an added bonus, both Hal Sutton and David Toms are on his speed-dial.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Welcome to the Bayou, TPC

So the state of Louisiana has a Tournament Players Course -- or TPC. When Times Assistant Managing Editor Dan Turner and I played there last year we thought is was a nice track, but lack memorability.

That looks to be the case in this week's Zurich Classic. There are some good holes out there, but none that knock your socks off. The problem is that TPC courses have set such a high standard, that it's going to be tough to top Sawgrass and other venues. Maybe drama at the Zurich through the years will help build the TPC of Louisiana's reputation.

For now, it's just another course on Tour.