Donald Trump Rips 'Horrible Look' of Pinehurst No. 2

By Cameron DaSilva
Monday June 16th, 2014 11:39 am EDT

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When the USGA selected Pinehurst No. 2 as the host for not only the 2014 U.S. Open, but the U.S. Women’s Open the following week as well, it knew exactly how the course would look. Pinehurst No. 2 played like no other U.S. Open course in recent memory. The course got great reviews from players, with most of them loving the different look for the championship.

One man was not a fan of the course, however: Donald Trump.

Trump took to Twitter to voice his opinion about Pinehurst, and his “far superior” golf courses:

He even took a shot at one of Pinehurst’s trademark features: the turtleback greens.

I’m not quite sure the course will play into (possibly) poor television ratings, but Martin Kaymer dominating from start to end may have something to do with it. Kaymer never came close to relinquishing the lead, which could have caused some fans to lose interest.

A few players, including Ian Poulter and Luke Donald, disagreed with Trump’s critical comments:

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