Ron Green Sr., not the first writer you'd look to for a skeptical take on Augusta National, after round 1: "The way the course is now, it's hard to be heroic. It's not a good thing, but as Tiger kept reminding us, 'It is what it is.'"
Nobody designed this course. Nobody with a pencil and $2 million and five bulldozers. This was made by nature. It comes out of the ground. It was done with wind and rain and sun and the help of a few sheep. And so, while, for most Americans and other people, it’s not love at first sight at St. Andrews. St. Andrews’ Old Course is like a dry martini, an acquired taste, and, as such, it remains with you forever. JACK WHITAKER