DiMarco and Olazabal Comments

From Thomas Bonk in today's L.A. Times:

"I like the comments that he and Mr. Palmer said about Augusta," DiMarco said. "[Nicklaus] certainly has the right to have an opinion on what he has done to that course."

That "he" is Johnson and he's already the talk of the town.

Jose Maria Olazabal won the Masters in 1994 and 1999 when it was more than 500 yards shorter.

"We have seen the direction they have taken and time will tell if they are right or wrong," Olazabal said.

"It's not a matter of how I want it …. With all the lengthening and everything, some of the pin positions we played through the years, they are not going to be accessible, maybe except for, I don't know, 10 players.

"I don't think by making the golf course longer you are improving the whole situation when you say you are trying to protect the golf course from the long hitters. I think the long hitters, they have the hugest smile, from ear to ear, to be honest."