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“I do remember that in a practice round one of our guys dropped his Rolex on the 18th hole and it took six guys about 10 minutes to find it,” said Elkington, who won the 1995 PGA Championship and nine other Tour events. “That’s what the rough was like in `90. The course is uncovered from that. It’s a beautiful course.

“It’s probably one of my favorite Jack Nicklaus courses I’ve ever seen. It’s really an unreal location right at the base of that national forest there and I’m so impressed with this place.”