My Tent Is Bigger Than Your Tent

The Boston Globe's Jim McCabe reports in Golf World on The Country Club and their 2013 U.S. Open hopes (or is it a dilemma?). He ends this excellent piece, clearly with a bad taste in his mouth after speaking to USGA and PGA officials:

In 1999 the folks at The Country Club provided the stage for what would prove a measuring stick by which all golf spectacles would be judged and especially impressive was the 20,000-square-foot merchandise tent. Nice, but guess what?

 "We could have fit it inside our merchandise tent at Shinnecock Hills [at the 2004 U.S. Open] two or three times," said a USGA official, sounding very much like a PGA of America official.