Changing the rules for playoffs because of a freak occurrence would be shortsighted and stupid.
Maybe Paula would re-think her statement given her lousy three-putt on the first different playoff hole today.
If anything the tournament should have played a series of holes in rotation (still sudden death though), but they're starved for fans and the fans they had were all at 18, so that's what hole they played.
If anything, I find it amusing that they switched and played hole 16 today. I thought the rules for playoffs had to be made known before the start of play on Thursday and then that's what the rules were. Surely the published rules didn't say "We will play 18 repeatedly until it's dark, and if we have to come back Monday, we'll play 16-18 in a loop as long as necessary."
P.S. During the coverage Paula pretty much hit every one of her tee shots to so small an area that Jerry Foltz was joking about it constantly. I think her yardages to the flag varied by about six yards maximum for eight tee shots. In 16 tries they didn't make ONE birdie or bogey. The fans would have rather seen a winner than go home without one, how's that thought, LPGA? Oh, and from 167, Paula hit a 5-iron, so even though the hole was barely 380 they didn't have short irons in. :(