USGA desperately needs Tiger Woods to win U.S. Open to validate ridiculous setup at Oakmont
There will be no bigger Tiger Woods fans this afternoon than the blue blazer-wearing leaders of the United States Golf Association. The USGA needs Woods to win so they can dismiss any truth talk about how they hoisted another ridiculous U.S. Open setup on the American public.
Then the blue blazers can point to the fact that the greatest golfer in history won their event, so it must be that “true test of golf” they always wax poetic about.
Only the argument makes less sense than Paris Hilton when she’s talking religion. Tiger wins U.S. Opens because he’d win anything. You could hold a major on Jupiter with aliens with superpowers in the field and Tiger would still find a way to win. He’d scout out the gravity, come up with a gameplan, stare down the no-nerves tentacles set.
He’s just that good.
The shame is in the era when the USGA leaders have turned majors into bores, they get bailed out by Woods’ historic brilliance.
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Forebearers often catch a lot of KaKa from those who remain timidly behind. I'll come out on the side of the Blazers on this one. Without water, with what can Oakmont defend? Rough, furrowed sand bunkers, length and fast greens.
Unless you want to abandon all these great old courses, you have to allow for these ramparts. Unless you want to go to all the great new courses because they play 7600 yards long, you have to allow for these bulwarks.
Grass is green.
The USGA makes the greens so ridiculously tough that great putters lose their competitive edge. Ball striking is the number one priority, and that is why you have mutts vs pedigree's competing down the stretch at the US Open.
America was founded by the mutt, and that's exactly how the USGA wants it.
Why does the USGA seem to prefer over par as the winning score as opposed to the British Open and USPGA?
The shame is in the era when the USGA leaders have turned majors into bores, they get bailed out by Woods' historic brilliance.
Well he wasn't that brilliant really. He did play very well though, and he might be starting a run to try to catch Jack Nicklaus historic run of 17 major 2nd places.
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