Americans Nick Watney and Rickie Fowler currently lead the way at -9 in the third round of AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club. The story for the past two days at Aronimink has been the surprisingly low scores on what had previously been a difficult course. Today has been no different.
Watney attributes part of the low scoring to the perfectly kept greens.
“I think the greens are a bit softer than they could have been. I heard they put some water on them. They gave us a drivable par-4. Other than that, I mean, I guess the greens are so good that you can really start making putts. But I’m not sure why there’s so many low scores today whereas the first six rounds here it was very difficult. "
Watney also mentioned the fact that they moved the tee box on 13, which made for a much less difficult hole.
“I thought it was fun. You know, I hit a driver just right of the green and was able to get it up-and-down. I thought the pin position was pretty easy considering they moved the tee so far up. Yesterday the pin was in a really difficult spot, and usually when they do that, they put the pin a little more difficult. Today was — I don’t want to say easy, but it was fairly accessible, even for it being drivable. "