At the Hero World Challenge on Saturday, 20 of the best golfers in the world complained about their unusually poor shots.Mud.Officials from the PGA Tour believed that Albany, which had been soaked by rain earlier in the week, was dry enough for the third round to allow players to play the ball down and not use preferred lies like they could in the first two rounds.
Regarding the Tour’s decision, Kisner said, Absolutely shocked, yeah.No.4, I lost the ball left of the green when I hit a 4-iron into mud and wind on the left side.It’s difficult to aim in the middle of that.However, the leaders are not having any issues, so it wasn’t too difficult for anyone.
Before concluding, NBC Analyst Paul Azinger stated, it will be hard to complain about mud wrecking a score when you’ve got a guy making 10 birdies. who are complaining should be checked at the door.Collin Morikawa’s clever use of a rule to prop up his ball in the rough. Even though scoring was better.
On the 18th, Hovland’s tee ball ended up covered in dirt, which resulted in one of his two bogeys for the day.He had to deal with the mud on his chip shot, which he left short of the hole, and pushed his iron shot short and right of the green.
However, compared to the challenges Cam Young, his playing partner, faced on the 11th hole, that paled in comparison.On the par-5, Young’s 4-iron shot hit a bush 50 yards to the right of his target, making it a bogey.The 25-year-old was ahead by two strokes at that point.
After making six birdies in the first ten holes, he never really recovered, and he played the final eight holes in two over, making another bogey at the par-5 15th.Young and Hovland had little to say about the circumstances.However, some people, like Kisner, were less thoughtful.
Although it is what it is in a limited-field event, Justin Thomas stated that he wasn’t sure if he agreed with the Tour’s decision to play the ball down.He did offer a possible solution for days like Saturday when it might be up for debate whether to play it up or down.
Whether it be a lift, clean, and drop or drawing a line in the fairway that says hey, you don’t clean your ball when you’re inside this line up to the green.That’s just something Jordan and I have done at home, and everyone else has done it before, and it works well.In a tournament, I’m not exactly sure what works best.
On Friday, Collin Morikawa made use of that ability on No.11.Morikawa had to deal with not only seeing Kim’s ball covered in mud on three or four holes, but also his fair share of mud balls, such as the one below on No.3.
We easily could have played it up and played preferred lies again today because I think one of the fairways we were walking, there was still water Morikawa stated. After that, Morikawa stated that he began to recall hitting trouble on the same hole a year ago.He claimed that he misjudged it going left into the brush at that point, and when he saw a ball with mud on the right side, he knew it would go left once more.
He stated, The problem is that the wind is going right, so now I have no idea where to aim. As a result, he shot straight into the bush, and thankfully, it kind of went with the wind in the end.Not a pleasant feeling.