Sport Simpson: 'Setup has been too tough for a PGA'

02:52  13 august  2017
02:52  13 august  2017 Source:   golf.com

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"The setup has been too tough for a PGA , to be honest," Simpson said following a third-round 72 that left him at five over for the tournament. Simpson 's quote was part of a series of comments in which he explained that this year's PGA felt more like a U.S. Open.

“The setup has been too tough for a PGA , to be honest,” Simpson said. Hey, can’t fault a guy for being honest about his home course!

  Simpson: 'Setup has been too tough for a PGA' © Getty Images Much was made of the renovations to Quail Hollow in the run-up to the 99th PGA Championship, which made the course more difficult. The PGA of America then increased the difficulty even more with a tough course setup this week. PGA Tour player and Quail Hollow member Webb Simpson is not a fan.

Simpson, who likely sees the course more than any of his professional contemporaries, said, "The setup has been too tough for a PGA, to be honest." This came after Simpson singled out the pin location on the 18th hole.

"18, we have got a pin six yards on the green. The false front is eight yards, which means you are supposed to ball right of the hole," Simpson said. "Now we have to get it past the hole so the ball doesn't come back off the green. Little things like that, me and my caddie said if they just put the pin four yards farther back, then still a really hard hole but it's fair."

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The PGA of America then increased the difficulty even more with a tough course setup this week. The false front is eight yards, which means you are supposed to ball right of the hole," Simpson said. "Now we have to get it past the hole so the ball doesn't come back off the green.

But despite the home-course advantage, Simpson sits 5-over-par after three rounds, and admitted that the PGA may have gotten a little too extreme with how they set the golf course up this week. "This setup has been too tough for a PGA , to be honest," Simpson said after his round

This also came after Simpson three-putted on 18 from 54 feet.

This article was originally published on GOLF.com

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