From The Department of Entitled Athletes

Just a brief note to say that it appears that despite many folks joy that we might be getting professional golf back soon, some golfers like Adam Hadwin and Scott Stallings aren’t so excited about the terms:

“Are we not going to be allowed to touch pins, or flags?” [Adam] Hadwin said. “I putt with the flag out, so if we all of a sudden are going to be forced to putt with it in to not touch a flag, I’m going to have issues with that, and that might make me honestly rethink playing, because it changes everything.”

I need to give a hearty tip of the hat here, because OH MY GOD that’s such an entitled way to think of things. Sure, there are potentially millions of dollars to win and you play a sport for a living, but if the flag has to stay in it might make me slightly uncomfortable. This confused us, so we sent out a reporter to talk with Mr. Hadwin:

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Scott Stallings added this sage insight:

“I just don’t think there’s any way guys are going to do that,” he said. “Guys are not going to play for their livelihood with no rakes in the bunker and no caddies. That’s just not going to happen.”

I know, right! How on EARTH could you – and everyone else – deal with (sit down if you aren’t already, this is scary stuff) possibly having your golf ball NOT be in a perfect lie in a bunker? THE HORRORS. Thinking that Stallings is aghast about essentially nothing, we went to talk to PGA Commissioner Jay Monihan:

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Hm. Maybe Stallings is onto something.

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