MELBOURNE, Australia – Events by way of cycling on bicycles. Some bunkers disappeared. Golfers set water-directed wintermen between shots.
Ah yes. Welcome to the World Cup of Golf on Friday at Metropolitan. If the format game played, the pure, cold and windwater would have killed the players 10 and 8.
But it was four quarters, where players scrambled off scots, and where they could strike under their breath, in the worry that their teammate had left – the rough, gram, in a bunker or with a tricky store in & nbsp; the green.
If so, there is a lot of that on Friday with a high temperature of 14 Celsius (58 Fahrenheit) and winds after 35 kilometers an hour (20 mph).
Survival mode, for the most part. And Belgium and South Korea survived the best, after two laps to the lead.
The Tyrrell Hatton of England drove the tee marker into the 10th hole, after his shot in # 39; the forest came. He and his partner, Ian Poulter, gave it a hole.
"Of course it was not a great moment, it was like a reaction without thinking," said Hatton. "The shot was not much better."
Poulter asked if the game had to stop, saying that it was "hilarious" when the course was lost.
"The only strange problem I think we have felt ourselves, some water in a few bunkers," he said. "We had to play some scooters out of a decent plenty of water in the fence and that's bad to do."
Anirban Lahihri, combined with Gaganjeet Bhullar, has combined in India just two strokes behind the leaders, saying it was like playing in Scotland.
"We both have a lot of experience about playing golf games and you can create that," said Lahiri. "We both played abroad and you need that today."
Gavin Green of Malaysia, also two striker behind with partner Ben Leong, said he likes to take his 73-year team.
"The wind was everywhere, it was cold, it was wet," said Green. "Just our bells were a bonus."
Marc Leishman, described the terms as "brutal", grew up in Victoria State not far from Melbourne.
"You know, when it's in Melbourne, especially on a wave like this, it will be hard," said Leishman after he and Australia met with teammate Cameron Smith with 76. "Bogey on the last, but it was probably not terrible."
Smith said he and Leishman had a typical Aussie attitude to the dirty conditions.
"We tried to keep it lit up," said Smith, the subtropical Queensland state. "We knew it would be a long day, I was so cold day that I could not feel my hands, I could never feel anything."
The effect of 'pure' was known first of all: schools of ' The first six teams on the first 4th hole were two pars, a bogey, two double bogeys and three bogey.
Zimbabwe's Scott Vincent and Benjamin Follett Smith were among the six teams, and there was no better for them. They were satisfied with 84.
But that was not the worst score of the day of # 39; the 28 countries. Alexander Tranacher and Peter Karmis of Greece combine to fight 87, including three triple buggy 7s.
The last word on a terrible day belongs to a guy who is first involved, the Belgian Thomas Detry.
"We are happy that it's done and I'm gaze at my dusk tonight."