Jon Rahm furious over The R&A and USGA proposal: He asked them a big question
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The R&A and USGA caused a lot of reactions with their proposal. Most golfers and fans of this sport consider their suggestions unnecessary. One of the more important changes is the limit of the distance a golf ball can travel.
The famous golfer, Jon Rahm, immediately reacted to such things and considers them unnecessary. Rahm sees it as a waste of time and energy to focus on things that do not play such a significant role. “I haven't talked to anybody in the USGA to understand why they're so focused on testing all our equipment, whether it's the driver, the ball, whatever it is.
They're hyper-focused on making professional golf a little bit more difficult than it already is. I don't know why.“- he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com The Spaniard believes that golf is "living its best days". The situation is as difficult as it is interesting.
LIV Golf created competition and brought a lot of attention to the world of golf. Precisely for all these reasons, Rahm believes that there is no need to make such moves. "My biggest question for them would be we're in a golden era of golf where it's exploded since Covid, a lot of people are watching, you have a completely different tour, all these things are happening for the game and it's growing.
Why change what's working?”
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Rahm believes that there are many other ways to make the game more interesting. “There's plenty of things you can do to make it more difficult for us, golf course design, course setup, all these great things.
Courses like last week at Innisbrook, it's not long, and the score still held up. Colonial for the most part, unless it's a very benign week with the wind, scores are always higher than the average. Hilton Head, same thing.
Valderrama, same thing. You can neglect a lot of nowadays' distance with different golf course design”.