Justin Thomas on USGA and its golf ball rollback plans: So bad for the game of golf

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Justin Thomas on USGA and its golf ball rollback plans: So bad for the game of golf

Golf ball bifurcation plans that have been proposed by the game's governing bodies have been met with various reactions among golfers and fans alike. There is a large majority of golfers who are dissatisfied and think that such things are unnecessary.

As for Justin Thomas, he can't see how these changes will be beneficial to the game of golf in any way. “For them to say in the same sentence that golf is in the best place it's ever been, everything is great, but...

and I'm like, well, there shouldn't be a but. You're trying to create a solution for a problem that doesn't exist. It’s so bad for the game of golf, for an opportunity - I mean, some of the great things to me is the fact that you can play the exact same golf ball that I play.

I mean, that's cool. For an every day amateur golfer, it's very unique that we are able to play the exact same equipment. They want it to be, OK, well, the pros play this way and the amateurs play this way, and that just doesn't - I don't understand how that's better for the game of golf.

"- Justin Thomas said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com

Keegan Bradley reacted

Keegan Bradley is another golfer who doesn't understand why golf leaders make such moves. "One of the coolest things about golf is you could come out and play with a PGA Tour player with a 30 handicap but we’re playing the same sport.

I can’t go and play football with Tom Brady with pads on, on a Sunday – I’ll get killed."- Bradley said. Thomas is shocked because there aren't many golfers who really have that kind of dominance when it comes to being able to hit the ball further.

“I promise none of you have come in from the golf course and said, ‘You know, I'm hitting it so far and straight today that golf's just not even fun anymore’. Like, no, that's not - it's just not reality”.

Justin Thomas