Social media reacts to mind-blowing Pebble Beach statistic

One PGA Tour player thinks this statistic shared about Pebble Beach and St Andrews on social media isn't correct.

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Fri, 12 Feb 2021

Golf fans have reacted on social media after GOLFTV posted a mind-blowing stastistic about the greens at both Pebble Beach and St Andrews, with a PGA Tour player suggesting it's false.

Pebble Beach and St Andrews are two of the most famous venues in golf and during the opening round of this week's PGA Tour event, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, an interesting statistic about the two was posted on Twitter by GOLFTV.

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According to the broadcasting giants, Pebble Beach's greens are so small that all 18 of them fit onto the 18th green at Scotland's historic St Andrews.

If it is true it's certainly a mind-blowing fact, but former PGA Tour player Steve Elkington was quick to dismiss it: "Umm no," he said.

A golf fan then responded to his comment asking if it was "blatantly false", to which Elkington replied: "Well if the 18th green at St Andrew’s is 16,000 sq feet & Pebble greens average 4,000 sq feet, that means we’d need 9 greens under 2000 .. & I don’t know ONE green under 2 [thousand]."

The tweet caused more golf fans to have their say on the post by GOLFTV and question its accuracy.

Patrick Cantlay went on to take the first-round lead on Thursday, equalling the course record with a 10-under par round of 62, while Jordan Spieth continued his fine form with a 7-under par opening round.

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