The state of the rough at golf courses in the area has been a challenge this year. The temperatures and rain have created a perfect storm for optimal rough growth. The rate of rough growth should slow after this week and begin to thin out with some drier weather. The spring flush of growth combined with seedheads from surrounding trees makes the work of the grounds crew more challenging.
A story in the Chicago Tribune provides additional information on the subject:
Bartolo has been working hard catching up with this rough!