I have tried and failed to find anything to make fun of about today's 1st Round at the PGA Championship (although who says golf without Tiger is boring -- Ken Duke is in 4th place!)
Anyway, I just feel compelled to say that I don't understand the gnashing of teeth by Tour pros over Oakland Hill's 9th hole: 257 yards and 17th hole: 238 yards. Lee Westwood, who was a favorite this week, shot 77 and when asked about the 17th, said:
"If the wind gets up you won't get there. I hit a three-iron and Zach Johnson hit five wood on 17. I sound as if I am moaning which I am but it is a great shame as it is a fantastic golf course, they are great greens and they are playable but there is no need to play it as it is."
He's upset because he had to hit a 3-iron? Or is it because he shot 77? Or perhaps it's because he failed to make the U.S. Open playoff by a stroke and failed to catch Vijay last week at Firestone even though Vijay putted like Frankenstein.
The par-3's are long, the course is probably set up a little too penal and the graduated rough should have been employed here too, but at this point, so what? It is what it is. Get your ball into the hole in the fewest strokes that you can.