- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The Ocean Course escaped Hurricane Matthew without being damaged.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort president Roger Warren says the site of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships came a South Carolina barrier island was not damaged by the Category 4 storm and planned to reopen later in the week.

The seaside layout is regularly buffeted by the Atlantic Ocean. Its stunning sightlines and challenging holes make it one of the country’s more spectacular golf courses. It also susceptible to coastal storms.

Matthew battered much of the state’s coastline but did not affect the Ocean Course and where Warren said the “playing surfaces look great.”

The course was built to host the 1991 Ryder Cup matches won by the United States. Rory McIlroy won the PGA title here four years ago.


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