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Webb Simpson: Quail Hollow setup 'has been too tough for a PGA'

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Considering the fact he's a member at the course, nobody in the PGA Championship field knows Quail Hollow better than Webb Simpson.

But despite the home-course advantage, Simpson sits 5-over-par after three rounds, and admitted that the PGA may have gotten a little too extreme with how they set the golf course up this week.

"This setup has been too tough for a PGA, to be honest," Simpson said after his round, as per Will Gray of the Golf Channel. "We are dealing with a long golf course, tons of rough, and crazy fast greens … similar feelings to when I play a U.S. Open. You shoot even par, you have done really well. In past PGAs, even par is not that good. It's definitely something to get used to."

Quail Hollow looks different from the course that usually hosts the Wells Fargo Championship on an annual basis, as a massive redesign occurred prior to this week's event, altering holes 1-5. The greens were also changed to Bermuda grass, making them much trickier than in previous stops at the Charlotte, North Carolina venue.

Last year's PGA Championship saw Jimmy Walker win with a total of 14-under-par, and with only Kevin Kisner touching 10-under this year, it's doubtful anybody comes close to matching that number.

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