There are murmurs on the grounds among players and caddies that because of the rough, dampness, wind gusts that could reach 20 miles per hour, and general ferociousness of the layout, any red number in a single round will be hard to come by.
The decision falls in line with the USGA holding the US Open at Winged Foot in September with no spectators. Additionally, the LPGA has yet to play any event where fans have been permitted since resuming its schedule on July 31.
Under the new rules of golf that will go into effect on January 1, 2019, players will have the option of leaving the pin in when they putt on the green. Bryson DeChambeau thinks it can help him make more putts.