The green tint on Kiawah Island - Irish travels helped to shape Dye’s vision for a true championship test

Playing partners Pádraig Harrington and Phil Mickelson after their second rounds at Kiawah Island. Photo: Chris Carlson/PA

Dermot Gilleece

Nature always intended Kiawah Island to be a hostile place for the unwary visitor. So it is that some fairly grim scoring in the 103rd PGA Championship may be seen as entirely in line with how the designer of the Ocean Course would have imagined.