Medinah Country Club

Love on Ryder Cup rough: Give it a trim

Love on Ryder Cup rough: Give it a trim

Perhaps not every fairway at Medinah Country Club will look perfect for next week’s Ryder Cup. But overall?

“The greens are spectacular and the fairways ... they can play today,” Ryder Cup chairman Don Larson said. “The place is just awesome.”

Weeks of steamy, dry conditions in June and July left brown patches in some fairways, but Larson said you’d “have to look really hard” to find any flaws now.

“Curtis is smiling,” Larson said of Curtis Tyrrell, Medinah’s director of golf course operations. “He should be proud.”

NBC on-course reporter Mark Rolfing was at Medinah several days last week and said the greens “are going to be fantastic” and the fairways, while “a...