Not a golfing reference, but akin to politics and a mentality of 'they're out to get me'.
Wayne Bridge had a shocker, but Hughes has learnt from Fergy and most top managers in that if anything goes wrong, it's someone else's fault.
Manchester derby - shocking defending from Micah Richards allows Owen to score. Hughes blames the ref for allowing too much time.
Maybe it's just that managers defend their players in public and only criticise them in private, maybe. Richards has since been dropped.
But ref's get it bad, partly because most in football just blames someone else for their own errors