American Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has revealed that he has ensured the Medinah Country Club course will suit his players.
Love recently completed another scouting trip to the venue in the suburbs of Chicago where the competition will be held and his message to the tournament organisers was simple - keep the greens fast and the rough short.
The 48-year-old believes that such characteristics will favour the style of his team.
'It's going to look like a major championship because Medinah is a big old golf course, with big trees and obviously big tents,'' said Love. ''It's going to look like a major, but it's going to play golf irons for sale probably easier than a major. That benefits our team. We're a long-hitting, freewheeling, fun-to-watch team. And I think it's going to be fun to watch.''
Love feels that such a scenario will also lead to great enjoyment for spectators.
'We've set it up the way we think fans will like it,'' he said.
''People probably don't believe that, but we set it up so that it's fun to watch. You don't want to see players chipping out and putting for par at the Ryder Cup. You want to see birdies. You want to see excitement. TV is going to like it. We had four players up there in the last week, and they loved taylormade r11 irons.''
The former PGA Championship winner admits that he will be managing his team's workload carefully and this could mean that some of the big name players don't feature as often as they may have in the past.
''What we normally do is play discount golf clubs once a day,'' he said. ''With the intensity and pressure of the Ryder Cup, you go in for your first one begging for five (matches), and you go into your third or fourth one begging for four or three.