A lot of the folks being disappointed in this year's open are likely going to be disappointed a lot in the future. The days of tree lined tough guess is over. Most courses that fall into that description are removing trees as shade and no sir movement do not make for good grass growing. As for those that say the rich at Shinnecock can go play elsewhere while we enjoy their baked out course at the future open. Unlikely. Why would anyone/any club let that happen to their club again just so folks can piss and moan about the venue? The USGA is in a more realistic mode these days imo and a test does not have to be a farce.
Lot of truth in this, Shilgy.