Sergio putting with his wedge now??? Are the greens that bad? But it worked
2013 Wells Fargo Championship Discussion Thread - Page 2
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Here's a hint:
“This is nothing that we didn’t know about,” said tournament executive director Kym Hougham. “Mother Nature wasn’t kind to us, but we’ve done everything we could do about it.”
And here's some more explanation: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/golf/2013/04/30/dead-greens-wells-fargo-championship/2123889/
Looks like it's mostly bad luck with weather.
P.S. Anybody else thinks Mike's OP would also do well over in the "Beautiful Women" thread?
It cracks me up how high peoples expectations are for so many different players.
Ricky got his first win last year on his way to winning $3 M and finishing top 20 in the Fed Ex Cup. This year he has only missed 1 cut and posted 3 top sixes and is currently top 30 Fed Ex Cup.
Jimmy- You probably shoot under par all the time, but I wish I could not get not it done on a tour course and shoot even par.
Weather? Are you kidding me? I'm hearing that the cold wet weather killed the grass....I'm not even close to an expert but the only time I've seen bent grass like that was from extremely hot humid weather, not cold wet weather. That or abuse. Bent grass should be thriving under the conditions they had this winter.
My brother lives in Charlotte and the word(rumor of course) is that they were cut too short too early for a member/member tourney. Now that I will buy. I can see greens getting stressed by cutting and playing while still dormant which they could be from a colder than usual winter. Lord forbid they play on furry winter greens for a member/member. Just rumor of course but I don't buy the BS about the weather doing it. There had to be another factor.
In PGA tour statistics all the shots hit after the ball has found the green are counted as putts. Even if the ball left the green at some point and even if hit with wedge.
Didn't pick Ricky and what cracked me up was a 21 capper criticizing a guy for shooting even par and making the cut on a PGA Tour course.
I guess it is that the PGA Tour produces only 1 winner each week compared to team sports where half the guys win each day that makes it so common for everyone to criticize productive pros who are not ranked #1 in the world or didn't win that week. If Ricky played a round with you at your home course and executed exactly the same as he did yesterday, you would be blown away by how good he was and singing his praises instead of saying he was a pretty boy that was intimidated by Phil.
Thanks for posting- when I read he putted with his wedge, I figured it was a blade.