Matt Wallace rages at PGA Tour venue: "I don't like this golf course"

PGA Tour pro Matt Wallace wasn't happy with this week's venue, describing North Carolina's Sedgefield Country Club as 'too severe.' 

Matt Wallace rages at PGA Tour venue: "I don't like this golf course"
Matt Wallace rages at PGA Tour venue: "I don't like this golf course"

It wouldn't be unreasonable to suggest England's Matt Wallace isn't a fan of this week's PGA Tour venue. 

Wallace is in North Carolina playing the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. 

It is crunch time for the 33-year-old's season as he needs a good showing this week if he is to advance to the postseason. 

The tour pro came into this event 80th in the FedEx Cup standings and needing to finish inside the top 70. 

He carded an opening round of 3-under 67 to sit five strokes back of the early leader Russell Henley


That looked like a solid enough start, but Wallace was not happy. He wasn't happy at all. 

Wallace said he was 'a bit p***** off' and the track was not fun to play.

Perhaps if he didn't bogey two of his last three holes he may have offered different opinion. 

"I don't like this golf course," Wallace told a pool of reporters. 


He explained:

"Because the runoffs are just absolutely ridiculous and this -- it's just not fun to play. Hit a shot out of the rough on the last and it landed on the front and runs backwards 40 yards. Like, it's just not great.
"Yeah, I shouldn't be in the rough, but it's difficult to hit the fairway all the time, especially like this. And then hit shots to the front and just -- this is my third time playing.
"Every single time like, yeah, 83 per cent of the winners hit green in regulations pretty much, so a lot of green in regulations is key, but the penalty for miss -- even on the par 3 down the hill, 12, you can't go long because you can putt it off the green, so you play the smart play and you play it towards the front, the middle and, from 220 yards, I mean, it's just -- it's too severe, so they need to do something about it."


Wallace said it's a great tournament with a great sponsor but he just doesn't like the course. 

"I know the way to play well around here," he said. "You've got to hit lots of greens and I felt like I'm doing that."

Wallace's frustrations were compounded, he said, when he struck a 5-iron into the 18th and his golf ball pitched on the front edge and 'didn't go anywhere'. 

"Maybe I'm just being me and being a bit bitchy," he added.

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