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rough

(rŭf),
Not smooth; denoting the irregular, coarsely granular surface of a certain bacterial colony type.
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"A lot of players have said that from the fairway they're much the same, but from the rough it's quite different.
"If the sea becomes rough it's hard for them to go.
On easier courses with less penal rough it's no problem being wayward - Woods hit fewer than 50 per cent of fairways for both of this season's strokeplay titles in America - but at Sawgrass you can't get away with it.