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PGA Tour: Matt Wallace trashes ‘ridiculous’ Wyndham Championship course


Matt Wallace didn’t have a horrible first spherical on the Wyndham Championship Thursday.

He carded a 3-under 67, putting him T5 simply two photographs again of chief Adam Scott. Wallace made a bogey on three of his final 5 holes although. That poor end offered fairly the response from the Englishman.

“A bit pissed off, truly, with the end… Yeah, simply pissed off,” Wallace mentioned. “I don’t like this golf course. The runoffs are simply completely ridiculous — it’s simply not enjoyable to play.”

It’s uncommon for a participant to be so blunt about his ideas on a match golf course. Nonetheless, Wallace didn’t maintain again and let his ideas roll to the media.

“Hit a shot out of the tough on the final, and it landed on the entrance and runs backward 40 yards. Like, it’s simply not nice,” Wallace mentioned. “Yeah, I shouldn’t be within the tough, nevertheless it’s tough to hit the golf green on a regular basis, particularly like this.”

Wallace defined how hitting the inexperienced in regulation is the important thing to successful this occasion, however the penalty for lacking the inexperienced is harsh.

“It’s too extreme, so they should do one thing about it,” Wallace mentioned.

Wyndham Championship, Matt Wallace

Picture by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Photos

The Englishman posted a stable spherical. He carded 5 birdies, an eagle and 4 bogeys. Nonetheless, that last 5 holes turned him off from the course. The previous PGA Tour winner introduced his sports activities psychologist with him this week so he might benefit from the match.

“I feel an important individual right here this week with me is my psychologist and we’re attempting to benefit from the match moderately than what it produces,” Wallace mentioned.

He then created a moderately uncomfortable second within the media room.

“Only for me… if I don’t have to return right here, I wouldn’t, however I type of have to.”

That prompted questions from the media about why he doesn’t need to be right here. Wallace then backtracked a bit.

“No, I need to be right here. I simply don’t like this golf course,” he mentioned. “I’m right here to win a golf match. Hopefully, I can flip that tune round, and on the finish of the week, I’ll let you know I completely love this golf course and thanks for having me and I’ll be again once more subsequent yr.”

Wallace is No. 80 on the FedEx Cup factors standings and wishes a powerful end to get contained in the Prime 70 to achieve the playoffs.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying Via. You’ll be able to observe her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and on Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports for extra golf protection. Make sure you take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.


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