At least Mark O'Meara honestly sums up what all of the arguing over lengthening and narrowing courses is really about: scores, and prevention of low ones.
"What they should do, if they want to fix the game, is look at the places with the highest scoring averages," said O'Meara, who dabbles in course design. "Make courses drier and faster, with more trees, make it more penal. Make players think a little more instead of just reaching for the driver and swinging as hard as they can."
Fix the game, look to the places with the highest scoring averages. What a great idea!
As for his comments about addressing flogging (add trees, rough, etc, etc, etc), haven't they already done that? (Except fast and firm, which is difficult when the Tour seems to be followed by rain every week.)