No, Chrome usually runs very smoothly. I don't like Chrome for text-based webpages (like this forum), because in that area, Chrome seems to be rather unwieldy, and it just doesn't offer all the functionality I need. (My primary browser is Opera.)
For graphics-intensive activities, though, like playing this golf game, or watching live TV on the PC, I have found Chrome performs better than the other common browsers. At least that's my experience.
One important recommendation: after launching the game pop-up window, it's recommended to close the original browser window with the WGT webpage. (All other windows, too, of course.) Much less chance of a meter stutter that way.