I honestly don't believe that it was tricked up as some suggest. It was, however, a real test of the Pros and how they adapt to different conditions. Look at TW and his final score. He even admitted that it really tested him and his game. Sure, like others, I like to see all those birdies, but this was a test of skill that we don't see anymore.
The only bad thing about this Open was Johnny Miller and his constant criticism of the players. He" talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk". Miller needs to keep his trap shut unless he is actually playing.