Pat Perez's 60 shows what Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Course really outdated
After 45 years, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic ended its association with Indian Wells Country Club because the 6,400 yarder was deemed too easy for today’s pros. Two tournaments later, it is apparent the wrong course was kicked to the curb.
The immortal Pat Perez’s 12-under 60 on Wednesday was just the latest mind-bending number posted on the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West. This is the same course where David Duval shot that record 59. Three of the 20 rounds of 60 or lower recorded in tour history have come on this one course.
And Indian Wells was declared to be the pushover problem child?
The Palmer course proves year after year that longer and newer doesn’t necessarily mean more challenging or better.
Wait till Phil Mickelson gets his turn on the Palmer Private in today’s action.
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That means that Wie could have shot 58.
That's a joke by the way, for the more ignorant readership.
If Wie was 2 shots better at the SONY that would have been over two rounds --or just one shot per round. That would only have meant a 59 for Wie--but perhaps that would have been enough. She could have had a special belt buckle made with the number 59 on it that she could wear whenever she was paired with Annika.
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