Gary Player in favor of different golf balls for Tour players, average players

Gary Player

Gary Player has never been at a loss for words. So when he was asked about two golf balls – one for PGA Tour players and one for everybody else – the Black Knight didn’t hold back.

“They (playing the same ball) are not the same game,” Player said today at the Masters. “If you think they are the same game, bring an amateur to come and play against Tiger Woods, and you’ll sure as hell see they are not the same game.   It ain’t the same game.”

Basically what Player is saying is that PGA Tour players – and better players in general – have the ability to make today’s high-tech, Urethane-cover balls perform to their maximum. Average players can’t get a ball such as the Titleist Pro V1 and Bridgestone Tour B330 to do what they’re supposed to do.

“I will be the first to admit, the amateur is the heart of the game,” Player said. “We are just a tiny piece of the game.  And (amateurs) should have all the technology and let the ball go 50 yards farther now. You’ll hit the ball in the rough anyway; what’s hell is the difference?”


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