Royal Melbourne hit by rainstorms, bunkers damaged
Storms over the past two nights have damaged some of the bunkers
at Royal Melbourne, the site of next week’s Presidents Cup.
Nearly 75 millimeters (three inches) of rain has been dumped on
Royal Melbourne, although course superintendent Richard Forsyth
said Thursday that large hail that hit the surrounding area missed
the venue. He said the hail could have caused serious damage to
greens, but that the rain ”will help set up the course
While some bunker faces were damaged, Forsyth said ”we’ve got a
large crew here and we’ll be able to get them repaired.”
The United States takes on the International team from Nov.
17-20 on a composite course at Royal Melbourne, where the
International team earned its only win in eight previous
tournaments in 1998.