But what happens to API next year?

Thumbs up to Rory McIlroy.

Same to Jason Day.

And Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson and every player who committed to playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

You all get a special Arnie-style thumbs up for honoring Palmer’s presence at Bay Hill, the first time his course hosts his event since “The King” died in September. Those of you who rearranged your plans to make sure you were there, you are especially appreciated, because the PGA Tour schedule has never been more challenging for Palmer’s event in the run up to the Masters.

It’s tempting here to say “shame on you” to the top players who are skipping this week.

It’s especially tempting to rant against any player who isn’t at Bay Hill this week because he doesn’t like the golf course. Apparently, that’s one reason only five of the top 10 players in the world rankings and 14 of the top 25 are playing.

“There are some people who do not like that course, and they are absolutely not disrespecting Arnie,” said Ian Poulter, who is in the field this week.

Sorry, but there is disrespect in not enduring the inconvenience of a course that doesn’t suit your eye for just this one special week.

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 14 Mar 2017 02:23:45

 



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