Colt Knost unhappy with PGA error

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- Colt Knost unhappy with PGA of America after error
- His group were given wrong pin position at tenth hole
- Likened PGA of America to USGA in a tweet

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PGA Tour player Colt Knost likened US PGA Championship organisers the PGA of America to the USGA after an embarrassing hole location error at Baltusrol.


Playing in the first group of the day from tee No.10 alongside Joe Summerhays and Yuta Ikeda, the trio were handed the wrong pin information on their daily sheets for that hole, an issue that was quickly rectified and only affected that group.

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However, during the early morning rain delay, Colt Knost was less than impressed and tweeted his disdain at what happened at the hole, where he made bogey.

The American then got a bit of stick but, after his round, stood by his earlier tweet.

In response to the error, the PGA of America issued the following statement:

"The second round hole location sheet provided to Group 14 - the first group of the day to play from Tee No.10 - listed the hole location as being on the left side of the green (20 paces from the front of the green and four paces from the left edge of the green.

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"In error, the hole was actually cut and positioned on the right side of the green (19 paces from the front of the green and five paces from the right edge of the green).

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"The PGA of America Rules Committee did not notice the hole had been cut in the incorrect location until after each member of Group 14 had hit his second shot to the green.

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"The hole location played by Group 14 was provided a revised hole location sheet to all subsequent groups, meaning all groups today are playing the same hole location.

"PGA chief championships officer Kerry Haigh met with the players in Group 14 (Colt Knost, Joe Summerhays and Yuta Ikeda) after they signed their cards to offer an explanation, express his disappointment and apologise to them."

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What did you make of the PGA of America's error in this instance and do you think Colt Knost was fair in his assessment of what happened? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

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