of New Orleans.
I could pontificate about another golfer calling a penalty on himself and how much I admire this part of the game and the people who conduct themselves this way, but as usual…I am going to go in a different direction.
We see all sorts of anal, ridiculous rules that are enforced to the letter of the law…and all of the rules of golf are enforced to a degree that defies logic sometimes.
Then how come there is one rule that is not only enforced leniently, but often, not enforced at all?
I don’t see Ben Krane, Kevin Na, JB Holmes and Jim Furyk calling two stroke penalties on themselves for excessive slow play.
Honestly, I think that is the biggest issue affecting the game today. Pace of play…and if Tour players are going to continue to take all day to line up a 3-footer, so will your average “scratch” am…and by scratch, I mean the ones taking themselves too seriously and creating 6 hour rounds.
I love the 18th on this course. It’s scary, but you can make an eagle. 18 on The Palmer at PGA West (my old home course) was the same kind of hole…reminds us all of 18 at Pebble. A great hole where there can be a 4 shot swing.
A perfect finishing hole and a perfect playoff hole.
Had Bubba been a little sharper within 50 yards, he might have take this in regulation.
Those were two very nervous putts on the 72nd hole and a great second shot on the 2nd playoff hole.