Its kind of funny, but who won the PGA? Kaymer, a regular to long hitter, not the really long hitters like Watson and Johnson. In fact it was the bombing drives of those 2 that lost them the tourney. The greens are so slick now you can putt off them, and its even harder to get close to them. i recall Tiger putting off the 13th at the Masters a few years ago. That would never happen in the days of slow greens.
The old courses are at a clear disadvantage but the times have changed. But in a day like today many players are still able to stay competitive at older ages, like Watson almost winning the british 2 yrs ago, to a couples having success on the senior tour and still playing well on the pga. Younger players are putting in more time then they ole timers use to, and are working out as well. So there are a few good things going on today that I can stay positive about.