Insider's Guide to The Architecture of Oak Hill East
The Fried Egg sat down with golf course architect Andrew Green to discuss his restoration of Oak Hill Eas in advance of the 2023 PGA Championship.
A year after our friends at The Fried Egg premiered Championship Restoration: Southern Hills and inspired the preparation of two-time PGA Champion Rory McIlroy, they’ve done it again with one of our favorite content offerings to date.
Last year, Rory McIlroy quickly cited @the_fried_egg video on Southern Hills as part of his prep for that @PGAChampionship.— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) May 4, 2023
This year's video, led by Cameron Hurdus and @garrett_TFE, matches (and exceeds imo) it with a profile on 2023 PGA host Oak Hill. https://t.co/d8yW8Szzh6
The Architecture of Oak Hill East, a preview of the fourth PGA Championship hosted at the historic venue, was released earlier this week and goes in depth on the restoration of the venue by golf architect Andrew Green back to its original Donald Ross design.
“I felt like the presentation of the golf course needed to be more authentic and better connected to some of the original imagery we had from Ross’ time,” Green said.
Green was tasked by Oak Hill to restore the venue of the 1980, 2003 and 2013 PGA Championships in 2020. He set out to recapture Ross’ image and create more variety in the way the course could be set up for Major Championships.
“I’m really excited about the way it presents itself in as authentic fashion as possible,” Green said in the piece. “That it feels of a certain vintage, a certain period. That it feels like the way it was intended to be. I’m really excited to see how it holds up, what the challenges are and how the players react.”
So as you prepare to watch the best players in the world compete for the Wanamaker Trophy in the 105th PGA Championship, take a moment to watch this masterpiece from The Fried Egg. It’s well worth the watch.