Rory McIlroy supported golf ball rollback: These are the reasons!

"I think it’ll bring back some skills into the pro game that have maybe been lost"

by Sead Dedovic
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Rory McIlroy supported golf ball rollback: These are the reasons!
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The R&A and USGA caused quite a stir on the golf scene with their decisions. Namely, today they confirmed that they will implement golf ball roll-back for professional players by 2028. Regarding amateurs, the situation is different, and it should happen by 2030.

Rory McIlroy immediately confirmed through the media that these are great changes. The Northern Irishman emphasized that there has been talk about golf courses getting longer for years, and he doesn't understand why everyone is surprised.


"For the last couple of decades, we have been talking about what to do, especially as golf courses are getting longer, they're needing more acreage to build courses, is that sustainable?" -Rory McIlroy said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com McIlroy surprised many after he mentioned environmental factors, which are very important in the whole story.

"Because they're building more acreage they're needing more water to maintain them. There’s all of these environmental factors that come into it - I think that’s the biggest reason we should do this."

Rory McIlroy's reaction

It is assumed that these changes could affect the improvement of golf.

Individuals will now have the opportunity to show their skills easily. In addition, McIlroy also mentioned the entertainment factor. Fans of this sport could see the variety of skills in many golfers. "But, also, from a professional that plays the game, I think it’ll bring back some skills into the pro game that have maybe been lost.

I actually think it will make the pro game more entertaining to watch. I think you’re going to see a different variety of games succeed, it’s not just going to be this bomb and gouge that we see predominantly now when you watch the top level of golf."- Rory McIlroy said. The revolution on the golf scene continues! Reactions from many are yet to follow.

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