The first cut of 1 3/16-inch tall rough around the greens has been narrowed from 72 to 40 inches this year, bringing the primary rough 30 inches closer to the greens and placing added premium on accuracy of approach shots.
A new tee was added to No. 16, adding 15 yards in length and moving players 20-25 yards to the right. The change accentuates the dogleg, increases the difficulty in reaching prime landing area, and leaves a blind second shot to the green for those who lay up off the tee.
A few trees were removed around No. 18 tee, allowing the LPGA to set up from the very back of the tee and add 10 yards to the finishing hole. [Locust Hill Superintendent] Slattery also moved the cart path on No. 18 out of the line of sight from the tee.
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