What They Want For Holiday (or for Day 2 of the PGA Championship)
Lee Westwood-Putting: There was a couple nice ones at the start of the day, but then I just didn’t get anything on line for the rest of the round, so it just turned into frustration.
Nick Watney-Fewer Mistakes: Yeah, it was tough. 14, I was still 2-under par, so I was feeling good, so make a mistake like, that or a couple of mistakes, was tough, but only the first round, so we’ve got a long way to go.
Adam Scott-Three more 2s on the 15th hole: I found it quite easy today. It was just a hybrid on the green and I made the putt for two, so I don’t know what all the fuss was about really.
No, it is, it’s not a lot of fun to play that hole. It’s 260 yards or. So you’ve just got to hit a great shot just to get it near the green, but so much trouble left, and right water. It’s an intimidating hole for sure.
Phil Mickelson-Better golf course architecture: But I also think if you look at the four par 3s here, it’s a perfect example of how modern architecture is killing the game, because these holes are unplayable for the member. You have water in front and you have a bunker behind, and you give the player no Avenue to run a shot up, and the 7th hole, where there is not any water; there’s a big bunker in front and right of the green, instead of helping the player get it on to the green, it goes down into the lower area, as does the left side.
Now, for us out here, it doesn’t make a bit of difference, because we are going to fly the ball to the green either way. And that’s why I say it’s great for the championship.
But it’s a good reason why the number of rounds are down on this golf course amongst the membership. And it’s a good reason why, in my opinion, this is a great example again of how modern architecture is killing the participation of the sport because the average guy just can’t play it.
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