The reason I said no is because I don't find it reasonable to allow someone to play their "final round" days in advance. I feel that way almost exactly for the reason of what actually happened here, with extreme changes in the weather. I'm not even saying it because the athlete would necessarily have an advantage, because it was be just as unfortunate if that person had to play in horrible weather while everyone else had perfect weather.
As I'm currently having trouble with the shanks, I can see very plainly how it would make somebody want to quit. After about a month of this nonsense, popping the big money (for me anyway) for lessons is starting to sound like my best alternative.
The case mentioned in the OP is a much better golfer than I have ever been. In my mind, there is still a sense of optimism that this problem can be overcome. However, I won't be hitting 10 shanks a round next year one way or the other.
I voted yes. I have no problem making reasonable accommodations for other people's beliefs. The policy is on the books and it sounds like it was enacted correctly. If the question was, "should the NCAA change their policy", I would change my answer to "I don't know."
Why don't they determine life-clean-place based on the day's weather? Ignoring the exception, if the tournament was Thursday to Sunday and Thursday was idyllic but Sunday was a shit-show, they still wouldn't do LCP!? That seems ridiculous to me.