It’s a sad state of affairs when John Daly’s cart controversy is coming up in press conferences, but with bleak weather, only part of the field even teeing up and the trend continuing for dull major early week festivities, I vented a touch for Golfweek. Not that I blame players for doing most of their work early and saving energy, but the lack of energy early in weeks is a bummer for fans and for building interest in the events.
It was [Joe] Burbeck’s idea to develop one of these layouts along lines, which were to be severe to a marked degree. It was his ambition to have something which might compare with Pine Valley as a great test and although my continual travels over the country in the PGA work have prevented me from seeing play over Bethpage’s Black since its opening, I am rather inclined to believe from reports from some of the best players that it is showing plenty of teeth. A.W. TILLINGHAST