If you think you're going to have to burn the midnight oil to watch this weekend's President's Cup competition — it will be the middle of the night in most of the U.S. when the matches take place — just think about the men and women preparing Jack Nicklaus Golf Club of Korea in Incheon, South Korea, for the competition.
Fortunately, that team — led by superintendent Yoon Kyung Ho — has been buoyed by overwhelmingly positive comments about the course from a few of the biggest names in golf. The course's namesake and designer, Jack Nicklaus, said, "I went out this morning and the golf course is in fantastic condition. The greens are perfect. Every green looked like it had the number of pin placements that we probably didn't get in properly to start with. But I'm very pleased. I think the golf course is showing very well."
One of the American competitors, Phil Mickelson, surely lit up a few faces at the maintenance facility there when he said, "The greens were some of the best conditioned greens we've seen. There are no imperfections on the greens. They are as good as you could possible have, and the golf course is extremely fun to play. It's very well designed. It's a wonderful golf course, and the bunkering is beautiful, aesthetically."