Lee Westwood lambasted the layout of the US Open course at Chambers Bay in an interview with Sky Sports yesterday.
Joint-leader Jordan Spieth has been more circumspect in public, but his comments after he came off the 18th green struck a different note.
Spieth. leading outright as he attacked the hole, double-bogeyed to fall back to -4, which by the end of the day was enough for a share of the lead.
After his 6, the speakers caught him barking that the hole was 'the dumbest hole I've ever played in my life'.
It had been speculated that the comments were made in reference to his own play but afterwards he confirmed that they related to the course layout.
I think 18 as a par 4 doesn't make much sense. So all in all, I thought it was a dumb hole today but I think we're going to play it from there again, so I've got to get over that.