Justin Rose responds to tour pro who labelled greens at Pebble Beach 's***'

England's Justin Rose leapt to the defence of Pebble Beach after this tour pro described the greens at the iconic course as 's***'. 

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Sat, 10 Jun 2023
Justin Rose responds to tour pro who labelled greens at Pebble Beach 's***'

England's Justin Rose leapt to the defence of the iconic Pebble Beach after one tour pro described their greens as 's***'. 

Australian pro Scott Hend replied to a post on social media asking what the most overrated course is. 

According to Hend - who disqualified himself from an Asian Tour event this year - Pebble Beach doesn't live up to its billing. 

Hend tweeted:

I'm going to upset some with this.... Its My opinion of course.... I thought Pebble Beach was overrated from what it was built up to be.... Greens are shit and bumpy, only 6 good holes there.... Thats My opinion of course. #JustSayn #GolfLife

Rose, who is playing this week's RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour, took some time to reply to Hend. 

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Of course, Pebble Beach is close to the Englishman's heart. In February, Rose ended a four-year drought at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to claim his 11th title on the circuit. 

"We're looking for a harmonious world of golf"

Elsewhere, the golf world is still digesting the PGA Tour's decision to align themselves with LIV Golf's Saudi backers. 

Rose spoke at length to the media this week about what the future of men's professional golf will look like. 

And Rose doesn't believe the LIV rebels should be 'outcasts forever'. 

He told the media:

"Obviously, we're looking for a harmonious world of golf. This is what I think this is designed to achieve. That's not going to be overnight. Obviously there's a lot of players that you guys want to watch play golf, who we know all know who they are on LIV. They got a lot to offer the game of golf.
"I think just because they made a certain decision doesn't mean they're outcasts forever. I think that, yeah, I don't know what the protocols will be, to be honest with you. I think there would be if it's just a straight, hey, boys, come on back, that's not going to sit well with anybody out here necessarily.
"So I'm sure it's going to need some massaging to get it right. There's a lot of guys that have gone to LIV that, I don't even know what's going to happen, obviously, but they have sacrificed a lot as well in terms of ranking and all these times of things.
"So there might not be such an easy step for a few of them if that's the case, if it comes down to, you know, exemptions and what your categories are on the PGA Tour. It's going to be very different for different guys."


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