Southern Hills Country Club was met with rave reviews earlier this week, with Wells Fargo Championship winner Max Homa tweeting on Monday, “I’ve only seen 9 holes and Southern Hills is already up there with the best courses that I have played in my life.”

On Friday, England’s Tyrrell Hatton took charge of setting up the PGA Championship course. Saturday was Patton Kizzire.

After his third round, 8 of 78 on a windy, cold and wet day in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kizzire wrote on his Instagram story: “Papitable golf on a pitiful setup on an overrated golf course.”


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The post was deleted, but Golf Digest captured a screenshot:

Kizzire opened for 69, but shot 75-78 to sit 12 over par, tied for last place among those who made the cut.

Hatton criticized the condition of the greens on Friday. PGA of America officials opted not to mow the putting surfaces between Rounds 1 and 2 — the first time in the championship’s modern era that occurs — in anticipation of high winds in the second round.

“I mean, we’re playing a major championship, not a monthly medal,” Hatton said after his Friday ’68. “You know, they’re [bouncing] everywhere. It’s so hard to find putts. So you can hit a good putt and they just don’t look like they’re going in, which is hard to accept when we’re playing in a major league.”