Lee Westwood's thoughts on the golf ball rollback plan differ from others

"This distance issue has been a ball and Driver combination"

by Sead Dedovic
Lee Westwood's thoughts on the golf ball rollback plan differ from others
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The golf scene has been undergoing major changes for more than a year. The arrival of LIV Gof on the big stage caused a stir and a lot of noise. Many PGA Tour players have decided to leave this Tour and devote themselves to LIV Golf.

However, in addition to that, there has been a lot of talk lately about golf ball rollback plans. Governing bodies are determined to turn the golf ball rollback plans into reality in the coming weeks. Of course, this immediately caused various reactions, mostly negative ones.

Lee Westwood reacted via social media to such plans. His opinion differs significantly from others. "This distance issue has been a ball and Driver combination. It’s not just the ball. The driver heads got too big and they developed a ball to maximise this and vice versa.

Who knows, we might get back to a place where hitting the driver out the middle is rewarded again”. -Lee Westwood wrote on social media.
However, many others reacted, one of them being Adam Scott. In his appearance on The Smylie Show, he put special emphasis on the driver.

He revealed what for him is the most evolutionary thing on the golf scene. “The ball is the ball. The biggest fundamental change in the game since I've been a pro is traditionally the driver has been the hardest club to hit in the bag, and now it's the most forgiving.

That's the biggest evolutionary change in the golf bag to me, out of the equipment."- Scott said.

Golf ball rollback plans: Tiger Woods shares his opinion

Tiger Woods is back on the big stage after an injury that has plagued him since April this year.

Woods reacted to the golf ball rollback plans. He is aware that this has been a topic on the golf scene for a long time. However, now it could become a reality. Tiger Woods proposed a solution, which unfortunately was not taken into consideration.

"This has been, I guess, the talk ever since I've been out on Tour. And then to finally see it come to this point where I think both governing bodies who control the rules around the world are going to come to a collaborative understanding of how far - we just don't have enough property anymore.

So I think that understanding that yeah, we've been hammering the ball needs to slow down, but it has kept speeding up my entire career, and here we are. As I told you guys, I've always been for bifurcation. I've always said that.

Just like wood bats and metal bats."- Tiger Woods said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!

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