The organizers of the Players Championship deserve credit for creating the idea of super group pairings for the first 36 holes of the tournaments.
There is an old saying in golf: you drive for show and put for dough.
You have to give credit to the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club for modernizing the game with some progressive rule changes, making if far less complicated for players of all ages and abilities, and let’s hope the collective bodies put to rest any suggestion of rolling the ball back.
The big winner in the 2018 Masters, at least from a golf ball manufacturer standpoint, is Titleist.
If one of the best golfers in the world can hit a bunch of balls into the water on the same hole, well, that just proves this is not an easy game.
Bridgestone and TaylorMade have paid a huge amount of money to have two of the biggest stars in the world of golf – Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy – play their balls and it is starting to pay off significantly.
Can a colored golf ball produce better results than a conventional white ball? That is really hard to know because you would need a huge sample size, but Bubba Watson is providing anecdotal evidence that white might be better.
The 2018 Masters is shaping up as one of the most exciting editions in years in the battle for the green jacket because of so quality competitors – arguably the best in more than 10 years.