Guess where this quote comes from?
I'd rather play a wedge second shot out of rough than a 5-iron from the fairway if I gain 40 or 50 yards by doing it… There's ninety ways to get out of the rough after a long drive, but no way at all to pick up those yards you've lost by hitting them soft.
Tiger after his T2 at the Western Open? Phil discussing his strategy at Hoylake or Winged Foot?
How about Sam Snead in his 1962 book Education of a Golfer? You wouldn't have guessed it, but the same problems that "plague" the PGA Tour these days "plagued" the game in the 1950s, too. Or was golf "in ruins" back then, too? If so, how did it survive?
Thanks to Golf Blogger for the lead.