Change the golf ball, or prepare to change the golf course. This is the argument presented by Tiger Woods, who is undertaking his most recent comeback from back surgery. Without adjustments, Tiger believes PGA Tour events will all need to be played on courses close to 8,000 yards.
In an interview with UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, Tiger described the need to rollback the ball. “We need to do something about the golf ball. I just think it’s going too far, because we’re having to build golf courses, if they want to have a championship venue, they’ve got to be 7,400 to 7,800 yards long.”
Woods said that he is amazed at how far he has been able to hit the ball during his preparation for a return to PGA Tour events. “I can’t believe how far I’m hitting the golf ball,” said Woods. “I’m back to hitting it my full numbers and not really trying to do that. I didn’t realize how much I had dropped off because of the pain in my back and from me going at it and hitting it normal just because I just lived it from day to day and I really couldn’t tell the difference. But now I can tell the difference.”