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US tour to go ahead with groove changes

US tour to go ahead with groove changes

U.S. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem has decided not to delay a new rule next year that will change the grooves in irons and wedges.
The U.S. Golf Association notified players and equipment manufacturers last year that effective Jan. 1, the dimensions in the grooves would change dramatically to create less spin on shots. The idea was to make shots out of the rough more difficult, and put more of a premium on driving accuracy.
Finchem was asked to consider delaying the change one year so players and manufacturers could continue testing, and the USGA said it would follow the tour's lead.
Finchem said he decided it was in the best interests of golf to stay on schedule.


Updated : 2021-08-03 12:43 GMT+08:00