PGA Tour players blame conditions for high scores at Honda Classic
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (CBS12) —
We haven't seen many smiles on the course here at PGA National - there has been a common refrain from m any of the golfers this week.
Yes the Champion Course at PGA National is difficult, and the wind has made it even tougher. But the state of the greens, slick and firm, have made birdies, practically impossible.
"This course is giving me a headache," said Rory McIlroy Saturday.
"We all play the same greens..........that's all I'm going to say," said Rickie Fowler after his second round.
Firm, dried-out greens at PGA National have been the target of many criticisms from the golfers here this week.
"It's just a shame how much they've changed in a year," said Fowler.
Fowler, missed the cut. Not surprisingly, those that have played better have been less critical.
"They actually roll very well," said Luke List, a co-leader after 36 holes with Jamie Lovemark. "They're just firm."
While playing conditions may not be ideal, many of the players say, they are fair.
"The greens have been far from perfect in recent weeks, but we all have to play them," said McIlroy. "We just have to do the best we can and make the best of it."