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Zach Johnson says USGA 'manipulated' Merion course

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Zach Johnon is not thrilled with the USGA. (USATSI)
Zach Johnson is not thrilled with the USGA. (USATSI)

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Well, OK then, Zach Johnson.

The Masters champion was none too happy after posting a two-round score of 11-over par and likely missing the cut at the 2013 US Open.

According to this Golf Channel story, he was pretty disgusted with the course, not to mention the USGA.

“I would describe the whole golf course as manipulated," said Johnson.

“It just enhances my disdain for the USGA and how it manipulates golf courses.

I'm not totally sure what he means but he did infer that the USGA was letting luck take over when it should have let skilled players show off their skills.

"I think Merion is a great golf course, if you let Merion be, but that is not the agenda," said Johnson.

I honestly haven't thought the course has played that unfairly. You've seen an occasional bad bounce here and there that took a drive out of the fairway or an approach off the green, but isn't that the case with any tournament?

Isn't that just ... golf?

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