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Augusta National’s fall grass already noticed by competitors

Jordan Spieth played Monday at Augusta National Golf Club and said the fall layout left similar yardages to how the course plays in April.

Jordan Spieth played nine holes Monday at Augusta National Golf Club and said the fall layout left similar yardages to how the course plays in April. One difference, the 2015 Masters Champion found, was the length of the grass.

“The grass has been a little thicker and longer than we see in April,” Spieth said. “We just came off No. 9, and if the ball lands short of that green, sometimes it rolls back 20, 25 yards. Right now it’s only going to go five or 10.”

Tommy Fleetwood also noticed.

“Around the greens it has played a little bit different,” Fleetwood said. “With a little bit more grass, it feels like at times to strike a chip is a bit…

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