31 Jul '16, 5pm

The PGA's decision to play lift, clean, and place is at odds with its own logic

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- “This is major” was a past marketing slogan for the PGA Championship that now only partially applies when it comes to conducting the tournament itself. Despite a doom-and-gloom weather forecast that would ultimately see most of Saturday wiped out at Baltusrol Golf Club, the PGA of America said it never significantly discussed the possibility of sending players off the first and 10th tees (and moving tee times up) during the third round because “we like to play all the players from the first tee for a major.” Fair enough logic, except when you take into account its decision then on Sunday morning to enact lift, clean and place for the final round -- something that has never been done in any major in the history of golf. It should also be noted that officials on Saturday were fairly adamant the latter would not take place. Remember, this, after all, is m...

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