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|Subject: Be a sport....just play Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:21 am|| |
Again, due to me undergoing intense prep for my next game, I am trying to read golf articles or news.....so here is one which should prep me well for my next game. And the below again illustrates why TW is among my top one fav.......
Just play and stop complaining......
- Quote :
- LEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Cog Hill is taking a beating this week.
The longtime home of the Western Open was renovated by Rees Jones ahead of last year's BMW Championship, and players aren't happy with the changes. The greens are getting most of the criticism - "hard" and "bumpy" are two of the more popular adjectives - but the rest of the course isn't making the grade, either.
Only 22 players are below par after two rounds of the BMW, the third event in the FedEx Cup.
"The short answer is it's just not that enjoyable to play," said Geoff Ogilvy, who is at 3 over. "Look, if your mission is to really punish a slightly bad shot and make it really hard all day, then it's a success. If your mission is to create a place people enjoy playing, then it's a failure."
Frank Jemsek and his late father, Joe, have long coveted having a U.S. Open at the public course they own in Chicago's western suburbs. When Cog Hill was made one of the rotating sites of the BMW Championship, they turned Jones loose on it, hoping the changes would make it worthy of an Open.
Jones lengthened the course to 7,616 yards, rebuilt the greens and made a few other tweaks. The changes have only been exacerbated by Chicago's unusually hot, humid and rainy summer.
"They've had a tough summer, you can see that. The course has suffered," Retief Goosen said. "Some of the greens are a little bit on the raw side, and the fairways, too. So yeah, it's not easy."
But not everyone is so quick to criticize.
Besides, everyone is facing the same conditions.
"They're slow and a bit bumpy," Tiger Woods said of the greens, "but we all have to putt them."
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|Subject: Re: Be a sport....just play Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:21 pm|| |
Yup. I agree fully.
There is so little that we can do about how the green is set up. Just have to try our best to hole the bugger.
No need to feel so upset if the putt's distance is good and all but miss an inch or two.
To me, that is good enough.
But of course, for the pro, it is never enough.
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