for the guys and girls shooting 55/56 or better it doesn't matter, if the wind comes from the front, the side or from behind. They're playing their rounds as good as any conditions, perhaps with one stroke more or less due to the wind. ;-) So don't make the mistake to rant about other players, because it didn't work for you ... the mistake is at wgt ... therefore:
Tanneralis, basically I agree with you ... and that's what I said several times here:
I don't understand, why it doesn't work to have nearly the same conditions at the wind for every player, at best the competely same conditions. I know, that wouldn't be as in real life, but the wind conditions here aren't also not like in real life ... you can't have 15 times headwind on a course, that's not possible in real life. ;-)
At heavy wind on the English courses the difference can make e.g. at St. Andrews up to 5 or 6 strokes. As I said, not compellingly for the best players here, but for the players behind. And at Oakmont it's not different, I would say the difference can go up to 3 or 4 strokes, not counted the holes, where it's much easier playing with an Iron 8 on the green instead of taking an Iron 3.
Due to the different wind conditions it's sometimes more gambling than skill. So same conditions for all players in a tournament and then the skill really counts.