Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)

The Loop

East Lake's rough is U.S. Open-esque, as proved by this Phil Mickelson shot

September 23, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. -- As discussed on this week's Fantasy Fix podcast, East Lake is in immaculate condition for this week's Tour Championship. Also mentioned on the podcast: the rough. Despite experiencing a record-setting heat wave this summer, the Atlanta course has managed to produce a thick, congested second cut, one that correlated to only a third of the field breaking par in Round 1.

Don't take our word for it. This Phil Mickelson shot shows just how unrelenting the terrain is at East Lake:

And if Mickelson, the magician of escaping perilous situations, falls victim to the rough, the rest of the field doesn't stand a chance.