Golf Rollback Plans and their potential implementation next week are already causing a large number of reactions. The majority of golfers are against such changes, and believe that such changes are not necessary at the moment.
Although Rory McIlroy was expected to have the same reaction, the Northern Irishman surprised everyone. Rory is a person who encourages such decisions and believes that they will not have a huge impact, especially on average golfers.
In addition, McIlroy believes Golf Rollback Plans will bring other benefits to golf. "I don’t understand the anger about the golf ball roll back. It will make no difference whatsoever to the average golfer and puts golf back on a path of sustainability.
It will also help bring back certain skills in the pro game that have been eradicated over the past 2 decades."- Rory McIlroy said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
Rory McIlroy is angry with club/ball manufacturers
Rory McIlroy decided to defend the governing bodies.
He believes that the main culprits in the whole story are club/ball manufacturers. As a reason, Rory cites that they were not open to bifurcation.
"The people who are upset about this decision shouldn’t be mad at the governing bodies, they should be mad at elite pros and club/ball manufacturers because they didn’t want bifurcation."- he continued.
Ball manufacturers saw things in a completely different way and their primary premise was to maintain their reputation and make money. Therefore, Rory believes that there was no other option but this current one. Rory emphasized once again that bifurcation was the only real solution!
"The governing bodies presented us with that option earlier this year. Elite pros and ball manufacturers think bifurcation would negatively affect their bottom lines, when in reality, the game is already bifurcated. You think we play the same stuff you do? They put pressure on the governing bodies to roll it back to a lesser degree for everyone. Bifurcation was the logical answer for everyone, but yet again in this game, money talks."