Royal Melbourne has received the ultimate franking as a golfing great called for more international events on the sandbelt.
Team USA captain Tiger Woods described the iconic Melbourne course as “beyond a dream” in what has been a stellar week for the club and Australian golf.
Woods, who has won 15 major championships, said the Cheltenham club – which has combined its two courses to create a composite set up for this week’s Presidents Cup – is the perfect example of “how a golf course should be set up”.
“Hard, fast, difficult, but extremely fair, and that’s what the Aussie sandbelt golf courses have historically done,” Woods said.
“I think what Royal Melbourne has displayed this entire week is beyond a dream.
“This is how I think golf should be played. It doesn’t have to be – you don’t have to have a par 3 240 yards for it to be difficult. That 5th hole is all you want in a par 3.
“And all the shots, the guys have from our side and from watching their side, have thoroughly enjoyed the course set up and how it’s played. We wish there were more events on venues like this.”
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