I always enjoy a healthy Gary Van Sickle venting and I'm glad he spoke up on the difference between Doral the first three days and Sunday's killjoy setup.
Thanks to reader Chicago John for passing this along:
More important, the greens got firm as bricks and the pins were tucked in nasty places. In other words, everything that made the first three rounds so dramatic and exciting and the leaderboard so star-studded went out the window. Three days of birdie-fest morphed into a small U.S. Open for the final round. Birdies were hard to come by. The leaders played a war of attrition. Tiger showed off his short game and made a lot of pars.
Interesting, yes. Thrilling, no.