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Jack & Arnie against Augusta changes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
Categories: MiscellaneousPGA Tour

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Many golf blogs and golf sites are posting about Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer voicing their opinions about Augusta’s course lengthening. Jack and Arnie both do not like the changes.

Hootie Johnson says they’re entitled to their opinions… Martha Burke was entitled to her opinion too.

My opinion? (As if you cared). I’m against it. I’m more for the traditional design Bobby Jones envisioned. Yes you can slam that argument because the bombers easily overpower that old design. But if there was “rough” instead of a “first cut” that whole story could be different.

5 responses to “Jack & Arnie against Augusta changes”

  1. thegolfgeek says:

    Ah but there is the tough part. Rough was never intended in the original design. (as i understand it)

    However I too think that real rough would make for a very interesting tournament.

  2. mediaguru says:

    Yes you are right. Rough wasn’t a part of the original plan. A bit of a contradiction on my part.

  3. NothingMan says:

    Hate to say it, but I agree, it shouldn’t be lengthened. On the same hand though, if you don’t lengthen it, I think they need to reduce the max clubhead size so these bombers don’t bomb so far.

  4. GolfBlogger says:

    There’s another solution — and one only The Mastes could implement. Make them all play the same “Masters Ball”

  5. mediaguru says:

    I agree GB. That is the most logical solution. There would certainly be some whining amongst the pro’s and the manufacturers. Imagine Tiger chipping in on 16 last year with NO Nike logo on the ball.

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