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USGA Takes it On the Chin from Anonymous Whiny Tour Babies

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23 hours ago, iacas said:

I disagree: I think much of the criticism is undeserved. I think the complaining is way overblown, and the result of that complaining is the "too soft" and "too easy" course we saw yesterday.

I also disagree that they have "greater information, knowledge, and perspective." PGA Tour players can be wrong about things, and they can say things that advance their own agendas without consideration for much else. The USGA just became a punching bag; had the Masters done even a few of these things, you can bet nobody would have said a thing, even (chickenshit) anonymously.

None of them complain about the ridiculous crazy golf greens at Augusta, which are much faster than they were designed to be.

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They do not mind being called professional golfers and making their living playing golf.  Them complaining about courses and how they are set up gets no sympathy from me.  They are "good" and should be able to adjust their game to whatever the course throws at them.  I hear them talk about how conditions of a course change from morning to afternoon...yes it does, but they know that and should adjust their game to it.  Other professional sports have to make adjustments as conditions may change from the start of an event (game) to the end of the game....

Here is the bottom line...one has to hold himself accountable and not pass the blame for a bad performance on others.  Just play, enjoy it, and take your lumps when they come and enjoy the good times when they come...

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On 6/15/2019 at 5:03 AM, weekend hacker1 said:

None of them complain about the ridiculous crazy golf greens at Augusta, which are much faster than they were designed to be.

Well, they did for a while, so you have a point! But, they've dialed it back. I read an article a long time ago that was titled, "What Happened to the Augusta Roar?" The author was referring to the fact the the Augusta grounds crew had made the greens so slick and fast, that there was no drama on the back 9 any more! 

And more recently, there was an instance where a golfer replaced his ball on the 15th green, only to have the wind blow it off the green into the pond fronting it. Augusta took plenty of hell that year because they, kind of, did let the greens get away from them. 

I also read another article that wondered how Augusta would play this year, seeing as a women's championship was played the prior week. The author said that people should relax, since Augusta has the expertise, money, and staff to make the course act in any way it wants it to. 

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