Golf World (UK) - - THE SPIN -

While it was easy to get ex­cited about Tiger Woods join­ing the cho­rus of those call­ing for change, his opin­ion may not ac­tu­ally change any­thing. Tiger be­lieves the USGA is al­ready look­ing at the pos­si­bil­ity of a re­duced­dis­tance ball, but Jack was say­ing the same thing back in 2012, and he’s still wait­ing. Com­mon sense sug­gests that while the USGA’s num­bers tell them there is no im­me­di­ate prob­lem to ad­dress, noth­ing will change. “De­spite what some peo­ple write, we’ve seen roughly 13 years in a row where dis­tance at the elite level is hardly mov­ing, which is where we wanted to get it to,” says USGA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Mike Davis. “This no­tion of peo­ple say­ing that the USGA and the R&A had their heads in the sand… the stark re­al­ity is it’s hardly mov­ing.”

Un­til it moves too far to be any longer ig­nored and an alarm bells sounds at USGA HQ, it’ll be busi­ness as usual.

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