Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2019

What to watch for: TV viewer’s guide to TPC Sawgrass in March

The move from May makes all the difference with southern grasses and means the championship will be played on overseeded ryegrass rather than on indigenous Bermuda grass – the prevailing playing surface when the event was played from 2007-2018. The emerald green course looks lusher than the previous Bermuda grass and entails more consistent density throughout the course. The rough cut at 2 ½ inches isn't overly punitive, but the combination of wet weather and the need to keep the ryegrass watered means the course will be lusher, softer and more forgiving than before.

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