Charley Hoffman calls out USGA; upset U.S. Open ‘run by amateurs’
Charley Hoffman’s two days at Oakmont haven’t been filled with pleasure. He’s posted two over-par scores and had two double bogeys in his second round. But he very well may still make the cut, as his 6-over 146 has a good chance of sneaking him past 36 holes.
That hasn’t brightened his mood, apparently.
Hoffman, who captured the Valero Texas Open in April for his fourth PGA Tour title, took to Instagram on Friday evening to comment about the U.S. Open, albeit in a different regard than you might think. No, the 39-year-old didn’t post about his own play, but rather decided to rip how the tournament is being run.
Here’s the full text of Hoffman’s Instagram post: “Just venting a bit. Can’t play a professional event run by amateurs. The PGA Tour staff is amazing week in and out. Hopefully one day we will separate ourselves.”
He doesn’t name a group in particular, but it’s clear reading between the lines that Hoffman is referring to the USGA. We’re not sure if he’s annoyed at anything in particular from Oakmont or this is a feeling that has built from years of frustration with how the U.S. Open has been put together.
Regardless, Charley Hoffman is not pleased.
– Kevin Casey