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, really, with the end… Yeah, simply annoyed,” 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 event 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 troublesome 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.
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 event.
“I believe an important individual right here this week with me is my psychologist and we’re making an attempt to benefit from the event fairly than what it produces,” Wallace mentioned.
He then created a fairly uncomfortable second within the media room.
“Only for me… if I don’t have to return right here, I wouldn’t, however I form of must.”
That prompted questions from the media about why he doesn’t wish to be right here. Wallace then backtracked a bit.
“No, I wish to be right here. I simply don’t like this golf course,” he mentioned. “I’m right here to win a golf event. 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 desires a robust end to get contained in the High 70 to succeed in the playoffs.
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