Gil Hanse’s ‘Historic Renovation’ at Southern Hills Playing to Rave Reviews

Walter S. Timmons

Garrick Higgo plays a shot to the 14th hole during practice for the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills.

Players at Southern Hills this week will obtain greens with runoffs into bunkers and intently mown spots.

TULSA, Okla.—Prepare to include a new phrase to your golf lexicon this week at the PGA Championship:


It is a verb parsed from the identify of Gil Hanse, the famous golfing architect who worked with lover Jim Wagner to finish a “historic renovation” — Hanse’s desired description — of Southern Hills right before it hosted its history fifth PGA Championship. Hanse and Wagner restored lots of of the slopes and drop-offs from unique designer Perry Maxwell’s cleverly sloped greens, apart from adding some duration and updating the program to problem fashionable tour players.

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