Adam Hadwin is very much against the proposed idea by the PGA Tour to rather leave flagsticks in order to avoid further risk or spreading of the coronavirus, once action resumes.
With the tour primarily set to restart in June at the Charles Schwab Challenge, Hadwin revealed that he would even consider skipping events where the rule will apply.
Speaking to TSN, the Canadian made his view clear that he would much rather prefer playing under normal circumstances regarding the placement of the flagstick.
‘I putt with the flag out, so if we all of a sudden are going to be forced to putt with it in to not touch a flag, I’m going to have issues with that, and that might make me honestly rethink playing, because it changes everything,’ he said.
It is believed that a number of restrictions and measurements will be in place should the tour resume with another being that a number of events will be staged behind closed-doors originally.
Hadwin, though, who represented Ernie Els’ International team at last year’s Presidents Cup in Melbourne admits that it will be a significant adjustment and change to his game, should players not be allowed to touch or remove the flagsticks.
‘Doesn’t matter how well I’m hitting it; when I get on the greens I’ll be thinking about it, how I’m putting with the flag in and I haven’t been able to adjust to it and I shouldn’t have to adjust to it. Maybe I’ll protest, maybe I wouldn’t. If that’s the only possible way for us to play again, I don’t know, maybe. Maybe I’ll play and moan about it every day that I play and just go do it. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that.’
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