The Players Championship greens on Saturday were very unforgiving, with a record 149-three putts for a PGA Tour event on the course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
In what should be the least surprising development in this story, golfers on the tour have been speaking out against the difficult greens and they are clearly unhappy.
“That was borderline unfair on a few holes,” Rory McIlroy said after Saturday’s third-round, via USA TODAY Sports. “A few pin positions were on crowns, and you dribble a putt by, all of a sudden it’s six feet by.”
McIlroy was not alone.
“A lot of caddies kept asking, ‘What’s this remind you of?’ Everyone said, ‘Shinnecock,'” added Ryan Palmer’s caddie.
This is just a small example of how things played out over the weekend.
There were still some solid scores throughout the round, so a handful of golfers were able to figure out the difficult greens, but you will likely hear some additional criticism after today’s round if the greens continue to play as fast.
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