Adam Schenk, a professional on the PGA Tour, has implored Tiger Woods to request significant modifications to Riviera Country Club’s tricky par-3.

PGA Tour professional After taking part in a PGA Tour event featuring Tiger Woods, Adam Schenk was obviously not happy with one thing.

The golfer used X to beg Woods to petition the authorities to modify the fourth hole at Riviera Country Club.

With players averaging a score of 3.211, that 236-yard par-3 hole was the third hardest on the course during the Genesis Invitational.

Throughout the week, there were only 11 birdies made on the hole and 63 bogeys.
This challenging par-3 is lengthy and heavily guarded, with a massive bunker waiting to greet any misplaced tee shots.

Smylie Kaufman, a former PGA Tour player who is now a commentator, claims that only 16 percent of players in 2023 were able to hit the green in regulation. Kaufman took to X to express his disapproval of the design.

“I’m all for challenging the players, but the hole doesn’t reward great shots,” Kaufman tweeted in reference to the hole. It gives lucky bounces rewards.

In response to Kaufman’s tweet, Schenk implored Woods to request that the Riviera Country Club’s administrators change the kinds of grass that are used around the green.

He tweeted the following:

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 it stands, Riviera CC’s fairways are made of Kikuyu grass, which Kaufman notes has a tendency to be extremely soft and sticky.

Because of its softness, players are unable to use the bank to get to the pin by running the ball up the right side of the hole.

Rather than expecting their shots to fly through the back, players had to carry the bunker in front of the green and then hope for a fortunate bounce.

Several times, players hit what they believed to be good shots, only to have the ball trundle off the back and hit the hard green instead, leaving an up-and-down for par as the best possible outcome.

Take a look at the hole in question:

By playing up the fairway on the right side of the green, golfers would be able to use the hill on the right to push the ball back onto the green, thanks to Schenk’s suggestion.

Kaufman agreed with Schenk that the issue could be resolved by making small changes in the system.

Woods hasn’t replied to Schenk’s tweet yet, but we’ll be watching his account closely to see if he chooses to weigh in.

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