Oakland Hills was rough, and it's only going to get tougher

Originally Published: August 7, 2008
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Rain fell, but not horizontally. The wind blew, but it was a pleasant breeze, hardly a gale. Short sleeves and sunscreen were the norm, not raincoats and earmuffs.

It is a long way from Royal Birkdale to Oakland Hills, in terms of distance and discomfort.

Three weeks ago at the British Open, you could barely stand, let alone hit a golf shot, especially in the first round of the tournament. On Thursday at the PGA Championship, until rain and the ...

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