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Exactly what makes it that depends on who you talk to, one more testament to Davis‘ skill and the break he caught when four days of dry, sunny weather and light breezes made the course play just as firm and as fast as he envisioned.

“It just goes to show that firm greens scare the life out of professional golfers,” Padraig Harrington said.

“Off the tee, it’s the most demanding,” Jordan Spieth said. “You’re trying to place a drive out there that’s going to carry 275 and land it in a 10-yard space.”

“It’s the reverse cambers,” McIlroy said before departing.

Right. Whatever those are.

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