GannonFan wrote:Tiger finishes +1 after going as far back as +3. Bigger story of the day, though, is Sergio doing a Tin Cup imitation - cards a 13 on the par 5 15th after putting 5 balls in the water. Worst score in the history of the tournament for that hole and worst score by anyone on any hole in the tournament since 1980. Sergio's weekend is now free by the way.
I keep see people saying this on Facebook about Sergio and I only saw Tin Cup once (it was that bad) but wasn't Costner's character going for a par 5 in two over water with a 3 wood rather a short wedge shot Sergio couldn't hit deep enough, low enough, or take enough spin off of?
Sergio was biting his tongue during an interview after the round. I thought it was bullshit that a ball that comes that close to stopping, then picks up speed, and rolls into a hazard is way too penal. I felt like he thought the same thing, but the closest he came to saying it was something like "all of those shots were good shots".
I remember John Daly complaining about Pinehurst No. 2 with the "turtle back" greens at the US Open in the 90's. I didn't think much of it until I played the course. My playing partner chipped onto the green from the front and it got to within 10 feet of the hole only to roll back and go into a sand trap. It's one thing to roll away from the hole, or even off the green, but to roll into a hazard, after nearly coming to rest, is a bit much.