Wet conditions should benefit long hitters

JON McCARTHY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:33 AM ET

MIRABEL, QUE. - Tuesday was another good day for the LPGA’s long hitters — and the tournament hasn’t even started yet.

After the 36-hole Hillsdale Golf and Country Club got a heavy dose of rain Sunday and some quick showers Monday, the fairways were watered by nature yet again Tuesday.

“I’m looking for it to dry out, get firm, fast,” Canadian Lorie Kane said. “I had originally said to some girls that it wasn’t a bomber’s paradise, but if it stays soft, it’s going to become a bomber’s paradise.”

The Laurentian course at Hillsdale in Mirabel, Que., will play approximately 6,600 yards for the Canadian Women’s Open and according to golf course superintendent Pat Moir, it will play all of that.

“You might notice that the girls aren’t getting any appreciable roll out there, so it will be a challenge for everybody but the longest hitters, I would think,” Moir said.

Who’s first in driving distance on tour? World No. 1 Yani Tseng, of course.

Who’s second? Defending champ Michelle Wie.

Let the games begin.


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