One of the biggest sports organizations in the world has come out against the idea.
If support from McIlroy, Woods and more gave cause for optimism, Monahan’s memo was a reminder that nothing is settled.
Golf ball testing might change for elite players, but how does it all work at the USGA and R&A?
Rory McIlroy, despite the criticisms of his peers, supports the possibility of a golf ball rollback. “It’s going to make it easier to identify the best players a bit easier,” he said.
“I think you’re gonna see people with more well-rounded games succeed easier than what the game has become.”
Lynch: Despite gripes, there are reasons why PGA Tour players could eventually accept the new ball rule
The first opportunity to make a stand against this measure is likely to be April 9, 2026. In Augusta, Georgia.
USGA, R&A propose rolling back the ball for elite golfers, but not changing equipment for recreational players
After years of research, the USGA and R&A are ready to start reducing distance — and they are going after the golf ball.
The deadline for manufacturers, industry insiders and stakeholders to send feedback was Sept. 2.