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Historic linksland course to get longer for 2004 Open

...Island, haven't come to a final agreement on proposed yardage changes. "Nearly 7,100 yards," USGA agronomist Tim Moraghan predicted during a news conference Wednesday at Shinnecock, one of America's grandest layouts. "About 7,000 yards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/11/gol_357827.shtml
Golf
Shinnecock gets tougher, better with age

...punishing or forgiving. "The clearing of brush allowed the native grasses to grow to maturity," USGA agronomist Tim Moraghan said. "Where Bethpage had thick strands of rye, you get off line (in the fescue) and the ball can be findable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/17/gol_419186.shtml
Golf
Ceremony begins week

...Chaska, Minn., and has exemptions as a past winner of the Masters and British Open. CHIP SHOTS: USGA agronomist Tim Moraghan said the greens at Bethpage will be between 12 and 13 on the Stimpmeter, used to measure the speed of greens. A thundershower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/13/gol_343668.shtml
Golf
Southern Hills' greens could cause golfers grief

...course with new turf greens and technology having the ability to create something the designer never intended," said Tim Moraghan, the USGA's chief agronomist. The elevated 18th green at Southern Hills, as well as the 9th green adjacent to it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/12/gol_312564.shtml
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