"But again, the old saying, any golf course plays hard when the wind blows,” said golfer Fred Couples at the 2013 Masters Tournament. It’s not clear how old the saying is.
“‘When the wind blows uncontrollably, any hole is unfair,’ said Joey Sindelar” was cited in print in 1987.
1 March 1987, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), “Tricky par 3 a crap shoot” by Tim Rosaforte, Special Section, pg 1:
“When the wind blows uncontrollably, any hole is unfair,” said Joey Sindelar.
May 24, 2012
Chapman on Top of Senior PGA Championship
“I think any golf course plays harder when the wind blows and this golf course plays a shot or two harder,” Couples told reporters.
The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA)
Jason Day trying to make history for Australia
Australians have come so close to winning the Masters.
BY JONATHAN HEETER, THE MACON TELEGRAPH
Published: April 12, 2013 at 7:03 p.m. PDT — Updated: April 12, 2013 at 7:03 p.m. PDT
“But again, the old saying, any golf course plays hard when the wind blows.”
(Professional golfer Fred Couples—ed.)
Kansas City (MO) Star
Couples, Langer turn back the Masters clock
April 12, 2013
BY JIM LITKE
AP Sports Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer briefly made round two of the Masters seem like “Old Timers Day.”
“Any golf course plays hard when the wind blows,” he (Fred Couples—ed.) said. “At Augusta where you’re trying to judge your second shots and putts, it becomes really, really hard. ...”