sport news Controversial plans to 'roll back' the golf ball in the professional and ... trends now

sport news Controversial plans to 'roll back' the golf ball in the professional and ... trends now
sport news Controversial plans to 'roll back' the golf ball in the professional and ... trends now

sport news Controversial plans to 'roll back' the golf ball in the professional and ... trends now

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Controversial plans to 'roll back' the ball at all levels of golf have finally been ratified, giving rise to further divides within the fractured landscape of the game.

The sport's rule makers confirmed on Wednesday that balls currently in use will be banned from 2028 for professional players and 2030 for recreational golfers as a means of shortening hitting distances and safeguarding courses.

It has been an enormously contentious subject at Tour level, with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy among those who favour this intervention by the R&A and United States Golf Association. 

However, the proposals were recently labelled as 'stupid' by Keegan Bradley, the former US PGA champion, and their ratification has been greeted by criticism from the PGA Tour and leading manufacturers Titleist and TaylorMade.

Under the new rules, balls

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