The FedEx Cup Playoffs head west this week to Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado for the BMW Championship. The classic William S. Flynn design stretches out to over 7,300 yards, but with the course at an elevation of 5,380 feet, players will have to focus more on control than distance.
"There are certain courses that probably lend themselves to hitting it high and far. I'm not so sure this is one of them," said defending champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson.
"I love the way the golf course lays out, I like what it demands. It's fair, it's right out in front of you."
When asked about the setup in the Mile High City, Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan echoed Zach's sentiments and stressed the importance of finding fairways.
"At this altitude it's really not a very long golf course. The rough is thick. The rough is pretty heavy on the fairways and off the greens...So, you have to be very careful where you leave your tee shots"
“I think that this is going to be one of those tournaments where there's going to be a lot of really good rounds and going into Sunday, even the back nine, you never know what could happen.”
With such an exacting test of golf this week, players will have to be on point with every shot if they hope to take home the trophy and put themselves in the drivers seat for the Tour Championship.
BY THE NUMBERS: 2014 BMW CHAMPIONSHIP
This week at the BMW Championship, Titleist is the top golf ball choice with 37 players in the limited field of 69 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success.
Titleist was also the top choice in the fairway wood (29), hybrid (10), iron (20) and approach, sand and lob wedge (54) categories.
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