The USGA has been trying to experiment with many things for years now. Their main goal is to attract additional interest in golf and make a profit. A large number of golfers are disappointed with their policy. The last in a series of changes, i.e.
proposals, is the rollback of golf balls. Many do not understand why they decide to take such 'bizarre' moves. Keegan Bradley is frustrated with the USGA and he confirmed this during one of his recent interviews. "Yeah, I have a really strange relationship with the USGA from the belly putter," -Bradley said, as per by golfmonthly.com This popular golfer emphasized that golf is the way he lives.
It is the greatest love of all of them, but such changes call into question the love of many for this sport. Unpopular changes obviously cause anger among the majority. "I just feel like the USGA admits to making mistakes and then they punish the players for it.
I don't feel like it's our fault that they think that the ball went too far or that they should have banned the belly putter. They retroactively, decades later, try to adjust and then they just throw it on us. Which is, we do this as a living.
This is how we make our living."
Keegan Bradley and the rollback of golf balls
Bradley emphasized that they are suffering because of the USGA's decisions. He emphasized that now they will have to build new tees. "I don't think that's necessarily fair that we pay for their mistakes.
And I don't -- I think it's fine. I mean, what are you going to do if you roll the ball back on this course? You got to build all new tees. It's 7,800 yards long. Yeah, the tee on 17 [at Muirfield Village GC] goes up against the fence.
So if you have, you have to have it four or five up. So I just, I think the USGA makes a lot of mistakes and I don't feel as though us, the players, should have to pay for it. I mean, I don't think that that's right."