Justin Rose Calls Hazeltine Sunday Setup ‘Incredibly Weak’

There were birdies flying far and wide across Hazeltine on Sunday, and Europe’s Justin Rose wasn’t too happy about it.

The Olympic champion blistered the course setup, calling it “incredibly weak” and unbecoming of the event it was hosting. Rose played at Hazeltine at the 2009 PGA Championship and said the course “can be as tough as you want it to be.”

“The pin on 17 is an absolute joke,” Rose said. “It’s a 9-iron into the middle of the green and you stiff it. So with a match on the line, you kind of feel like you want a player to step up a little bit more than they have to.”

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