"Just playin golf pally"
- Aug 28, 2012
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fair points. there may be some more variety than I am giving credit for. I don't say that only the longest hitters are winning and its not really the case. Yet??? also how do we know that there are not others (shorter ones) who would otherwise be on top not for the "too many holes too long" thing. Your list above would be much larger and the whole thing could add a broader field you would never see. Just something to think about.I just don't see it. Short hitters perform very well all the time... Graeme McDowell is ranked 16th in the world and is ranked 171st in driving distance (at 277 yards). Former world #1 Luke Donald averages 278, as does current #6 Jim Furyk.
I guess I just feel that there is plenty of variety on Tour when it comes to distances of the holes. Clearly there are holes that might benefit the big hitter, but that's just the consequence of some guys and gals being awesome and killing the ball.
But is that consequence you speak of really that they killed the ball (which they did) or is it also really that those holes have simply taken too many others away from being able to truly compete on them. If such holes become more and more the norm, who else but the bombers will be awesome on them?