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McIlroy's record-setting Open won't change USGA's course

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10:11 AM ET 07.03 | Earlier this week, the executive director of the USGA sat in the clubhouse of the Olympic Club in San Francisco and was thinking about the historic U.S. Open that just took place, 2,431 miles away, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. While at the site of next year's U.S. Open, Mike Davis wanted to make one thing very clear. In no way, shape or form would Rory McIlroy's record-setting 16-under par at Congressional Country Club alter his philosophy when it comes to setting up a golf course. "Won't change one thing," Davis told the Post in a phone interview. "I think we know enough to know that Mother Nature caused it to be easier this year. Last thing we want to do is retaliate, where good shots wouldn't be rewarded."

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July 3, 2011  08:31 PM ET

Good call.

July 4, 2011  02:59 AM ET

So they'll change courses because of Tiger Woods dominance of a course, but not of a white golfer? Interesting.... The anti-Tiger establishment continues....

July 4, 2011  08:07 AM ET

-16 doesn't win next year at Olympic. The USGA know it, the players know it, the golf fans know it.

That said, the USGA never returns to Congressional.

July 4, 2011  02:00 PM ET
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I hope you're found in a dark, dank, urine-soaked alley in Chinatown with your throat slashed and your genitalia stuffed in your gaping maw.

July 4, 2011  02:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

-16 doesn't win next year at Olympic. The USGA know it, the players know it, the golf fans know it.That said, the USGA never returns to Congressional.

I dig this comment.

July 4, 2011  02:09 PM ET
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So they'll change courses because of Tiger Woods dominance of a course, but not of a white golfer? Interesting.... The anti-Tiger establishment continues....

Quick, call Morris Dees.

A conspiracy is afoot.

July 4, 2011  02:34 PM ET
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So they'll change courses because of Tiger Woods dominance of a course, but not of a white golfer? Interesting.... The anti-Tiger establishment continues....

That's the most pathetic comment I've seen on these, or any other threads, for a couple of years. So sad. I hope you get beter.

July 4, 2011  02:35 PM ET
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I hope you're found in a dark, dank, urine-soaked alley in Chinatown with your throat slashed and your genitalia stuffed in your gaping maw.

Undecided are you?

July 4, 2011  08:22 PM ET
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That's the most pathetic comment I've seen on these, or any other threads, for a couple of years. So sad. I hope you get beter.

It is a weird comment, isn't it?

One really has to go over the wall in left to pull that one back.

July 5, 2011  02:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So they'll change courses because of Tiger Woods dominance of a course, but not of a white golfer? Interesting.... The anti-Tiger establishment continues....

there is some white truth 2 this

July 5, 2011  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#27):

there is some white truth 2 this

Truth has no color. It's either true..............or it's not. People who view a golf tournament in terms of race are pathetic.

There are no "true" facts, or "false" facts either. A fact is true by definition. Just like those who try to bring race into a discussion of golf rules and course design are nitwits, by definition..

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July 6, 2011  12:23 AM ET
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-16 doesn't win next year at Olympic. The USGA know it, the players know it, the golf fans know it.That said, the USGA never returns to Congressional.

That's a brutal course. IIRC Tim Simpson won the Open there one year with a score of +1.

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