Unreasonable Play Conditions Overshadow Golf At Chambers Bay
The game is more important and attractive than the course. Classic performance is sought after in U.S. Open, not the course. What Chambers Bay did this week to hog the limelight isn’t desired. Until Adam Scott and few other players displayed some spectacles on Sunday afternoon, it was the Chambers Bay that overshadowed golf; the real thing that matter at the national championship of men’s golf are missing in this edition of U.S. Open, according to golf analyst and commentator Christine Brennan.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment all week,” Billy Horschel said. “I think a lot of players, and I’m one of them, have lost some respect for the USGA (U.S. Golf Association) and this championship this year for the greens. … When you have a majority of the players commenting publicly, and some of them aren’t because they don’t want to get the pushback from it, then there’s an issue. I heard someone say that the TV is making the greens look worse than they are. That’s a complete lie.”
Throughout the week, the players kept on commenting on the issue. Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlory earlier revealed their disgust about the conditions of the course.
The USGA dumped its long-time television partner NBC Sports lured by Fox Sports’ nearly $90 million offer. The rookie broadcasters were not up to the task till the third round of the even.\