TPC Craig Ranch hosted a PGA Tour event for the first time in 2021 at the AT&T Byron Nelson, but is the venue appropriate for the biggest stage?
After three rounds of the AT&T Byron Nelson, Sebastian Munoz leads by one shot on 21-under-par from Jordan Spieth, looking for his second win on the PGA Tour.
TPC Craig Ranch has been at the mercy of the players this week. It is fair to say that the players haven’t experienced a test comparable to other courses on the circuit in 2022, but we still think it’s a great venue.
The course hosted the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2021 and this was the first time that the McKinney track had been used on the PGA Tour.
It is set to host the tournament for the next four years and it has hosted Korn Ferry Tour events and qualifiers in previous years. It is a par-72 designed by Tom Weiskopf which opened in 2004.
We noticed a tweet by Tron Carter, who is part of the popular No Laying Up podcast, who questioned if TPC Craig Ranch should be used as a venue on the PGA Tour.
There are five events that take place in Texas on tour in the 2022 season: the Houston Open, the WGC Match Play, the Valero Texas Open, the AT&T Byron Nelson and the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Carter suggested The PGA Tour needs to formally apologize for the venue this week in McKinney TX. This sparked an interesting debate on social media and we have picked out the main talking points below. Let us know what you think on our social media channels.
CHECK OUT THE TWEET AND THE RESPONSES BELOW:
They keep trying different courses and it always is a terrible tournament, do we really need this many tournaments in Texas?
— AW (@againsthewind89) May 14, 2022
Horrible take. Tickets sold out, better than the previous two courses, and it’s a hell of a change of pace and fun after last weeks low scoring, rainy blood bath.
— Nate The Great (@natebarrett14) May 15, 2022
well they sold out so good luck with that. I was there and yea I wish it was harder but the casual fan was absolutely loving drivable par 4s, etc.
— iTalkSports ⚜️ (@JESportsTakes) May 14, 2022
It satisfies all the tours needs. Mass population hub, charity, corporate money, sponsors, big venue, infrastructure etc. The Tour doesn’t care about the course, hasn’t in many years. This is nothing new.
— Mike Hennessey (@TheOilMan12) May 15, 2022
Who in the blue hell is Tron Carter and why should we care what he has to say?
— Ben Hogan 1953 (@TinCup2020) May 15, 2022
First, it’s not in Dallas. Second, why? There are other tournaments where winners were at -20 or better (TOC was -34 and 18 players were at -20 or better)? And TPC Craig Ranch is 76.5/149 alongside Bethpage Black (76.6/144), and a Top 10 Field for 21-22 Season.
— Kevin (@titleist169) May 14, 2022
There are so many better and challenging venues in Dallas to host this event.
— #2UpAfterOne (@imrightonsports) May 14, 2022
Article originally appeared on: Golfmagic.com