- Oct 9, 2020
Marshals at the US Open putting a flag near the ball to show players where they are in the rough. The golf authorities always argue against bifurcation on the grounds that golf should be the same game at all levels … so where are the marshals pointing out my balls in the cabbage? Pointing out balls means that there is no real penalty for a wayward shot … I know that there is little they can do about crowds pointing them out (and there are no crowds watching me), but using marshals specifically for the purpose is blatant mollycoddling. Rant over.