Barely a year after the sport of golf was rocked by one civil war thanks to the brash introduction of LIV Golf, it could be headed towards another.
But this time, it’s got nothing to do with the cashed-up rival tour.
Instead, it’s about golf balls.
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As golfers continue to drive the ball farther than ever, the USGA and R&A have revealed plans to “roll back the golf ball” in an attempt to reduce the driving distances.
It is a debate that has plagued the sport for several years, although it quietened thanks to LIV hogging the stage in recent times.
The USGA and R&A’s changes are expected to come into play in 2026, meaning there is plenty of time for it to be perfected before it is rolled out.
The changes, termed as a ‘Modern Local Rule’, will also create a…