Furious PGA Tour pro asks for Tiger Woods' help: "Tell them!"

PGA Tour pro Adam Schenk has pleaded with Tiger Woods to ask Riviera Country Club to make some huge changes to a devilish par-3. 

Furious PGA Tour pro asks for Tiger Woods' help: "Tell them!"
Furious PGA Tour pro asks for Tiger Woods' help: "Tell them!"

PGA Tour pro Adam Schenk clearly wasn't happy with one thing after competing in Tiger Woods' PGA Tour event. 

The golfer took to X to implore Woods to ask the powers that be to make some changes to the fourth hole at Riviera Country Club. 

That hole, a 236-yard par-3, ranked as the third hardest hole on the course at the Genesis Invitational, with players averaging a score of 3.211.

Only 11 birdies were made on the hole throughout the week, with 63 bogeys recorded. 

The troublesome par-3 is not only long, but also well protected, with a monstrous bunker laying in wait for any errant tee shots.

In 2023, only 16 per cent of players managed to hit the green in regulation, according to Smylie Kaufman, with the former PGA Tour player turned commentator taking to X to voice his issues with the design. 

Speaking about the hole, Kaufman tweeted: "I'm all for challenging the players, but the hole doesn't reward great shots. It rewards a lucky bounce."

Responding to Kaufman's tweet, Schenk pleaded with Woods to ask the powers that be at Riviera Country Club to alter the types of grass used around the green.

He tweeted the following:

Adam Schenk
Adam Schenk

Being the host of the Genesis Invitational, Woods will undoubtedly have some serious pulling power at Riviera; however, if he can force the LA-based country club to alter the grass it has on its fairways is another matter altogether. 

As things stand, the fairways at Riviera CC are Kikuyu grass, which, as highlighted by Kaufman, tends to be very sticky and soft.

This softness prevents players from running the ball up the right-hand side of the hole in order to use the bank to reach the pin. 

What we saw instead was players having to carry the bunker in front of the green and then hope for a lucky bounce to prevent their shots from flying through the back. 

On a number of occasions, players hit what they thought to be good shots, only to see their ball hit the hard green and trundle off the back, leaving an up and down for par as the best possible result. 

Take a look at the hole in question:

What Schenk's recommendation would do is allow golfers to play up the fairway on the right-hand side of the green, allowing them to use the hill on the right to push the ball back onto the green. 

Schenk's idea was echoed by Kaufman, who also believed a grass change could solve the problem.

Smylie Jaufman
Smylie Jaufman

Woods has yet to respond to Schenk's tweet, but we will keep a close eye on his account to see if he decides to join the debate. 

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