Nicklaus’ greatest masterpiece
Thanks so much to reader Mike Kukelko and Morning Read for bringing Jack Nicklaus’ letter to my attention (“From the Morning Read inbox,” July 19).
Every once in a while, something comes along that transcends sports and current events. Nicklaus’ letter certainly does. Of all the things that he has written over the years, this is his masterpiece.
Royal Portrush isn’t tough enough for a major
Without strong winds and rain, Royal Portrush is no major-championship test: wide fairways that are hard as a rock, short par 5s and very big, slow greens. Most players were hitting 3-woods more than 300 yards.
A course setup that has to depend on weather to be tough shouldn't be hosting a major championship. Without very tough conditions, this course has no defense for the British Open.
Guys’ driving a 378-yard par-4 hole; don't they water the fairways?
What is with showing bunker shots throwing sand into the camera? Is that supposed to be entertaining?
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
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