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Comment from: jaypee [Visitor]
Funny you should mention that. The last time I heard such a remark by a tour pro, it was from the same Greg Norman. The tournament was the Honda Classic. The course: TPC at Eagle Trace. A good course that gets tough in windy conditions (as is often the case in that area). After shooting 83 on a day when the best score by Ken Green was 68, the elegant shark declared that the course was bad and taht "...this is carnival golf". I don't remember the year, but the Honda was then moved shortly after to Westin Hills (if I remember correctly). If he had any guts, Norman should have declared that the Masters was a Mickey Mouse course the year he blew up in the final round.
06/29/06 @ 11:55
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I'm definitely not a Norman fan. Seems a bit arrogant to me.

I once played Eagle Trace and recall it was a good, tough track. Funny, but both Avenel & Eagle Trace were 2 of the 4 courses on the original PGA Tour Super Nintendo game.
06/29/06 @ 13:18
Comment from: Jim Fraser [Visitor]
I'm not sure that it was Finchem, but we got very similar treatment here in New England. WE had a tournament at Pleasant Valley CC for many years. If I recall correctly, it had the highest attendance numbers on the PGA Tour. For reasons that we can only speculate, the event was canceled a few years ago. We had no tour stop for a few years and now we have the Duetsche Bank Classic at the TPC Boston. The fact that Tiger's charity benefits from the event, means that he and many of the better names show up, which is great. This event also draws record crowds and has been extremely successful. Now, we hear that everthing is being done to keep this event on the schedule. I don't get it. Tiger's charity is benifiting and the event has been a huge success and it is held at a TPC venue. Why should there be any question of it remaining on the schedule. There is the fact that many of the players didn't like the course, but that seems to be the feeling with many of the TPC courses. In response, the tour invested millions of dollars to strengthen (read lengthen) the golf course. The players loved the PV course. They also loved the fact that it was out in the country and they got to get away from the big cities. It evidently had to be moved from there because it wasn't a TPC course. Now the Deutsch Bank may have to be dropped beacause Boston in not a major market?
It seems that in these days where everyone talks about the boring homogenization of the tour and the sameness of all the events, the tour want's more of the same and less variety. It's evidently all about the money.
06/30/06 @ 22:22
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