WorldGolf quiz: Is it The Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open or the PGA Championship?
I will send out a valuable WorldGolf gift and leisure coupon packet to anyone who can quickly name the only championship in all of golf that still uses an 18-hole playoff system.
You must respond within 10 seconds from the time of this posting to claim the prize, however – no Google cheating.
The USGA recently axed the 18-hole playoff format from the Women’s Open, in favor of a three-hole format.
“That makes sense for the players, fans, volunteers, vendors, the general media and our broadcast partners regarding the Women’s Open,” USGA President Walter Driver said in a press release.
I’m thinking that last partner had the most input. Who’s going to watch a full day of TV coverage on Monday, when the world goes back to work? I’ll tell you who: housewives, and layabouts, not exactly the most desirable types in the land of demographics.
In my mind, there is no more exciting playoff system than sudden death. An 18-hole playoff has the potential of incredible boredom and humiliation. Even a three-hole playoff, to me, is too long.
Sudden death is exactly that. You’ve played 72 holes. Let’s end it now.
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and "the motivationally challenged,"
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