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The grip­ing and bleat­ing from cer­tain play­ers that Shin­necock Hills was set up too hard for them dur­ing the US Open made my blood boil.

They do re­alise that golf isn’t meant to be easy, don’t they? The ul­ti­mate aim of any ma­jor cham­pi­onship is – or should be – to find the most suit­able win­ner, a man who can come to terms with the course set up and the con­di­tions and out­per­form ev­ery other player in the field. It isn’t and never was meant to be easy.

Now ad­mit­tedly the USGA got the set up wrong and over­stepped the mark in places, but the sound of multi-mil­lion­aire golfers bleat­ing that it was all too hard and not very fair made me choke.

It’s like Rocco Me­di­ate very wisely said: If you don’t like how the course was set up and you don’t like how you’re scor­ing, hit bet­ter shots. Steven Michaels, Email

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