Here's a real thing Dustin Johnson said today: "I don’t think I hit it too far. Yeah, there’s occasions where you get downwind, downhill on firm ground and the ball goes a long way...When you’ve got a ball straight into the wind, the golf ball ain’t going that far. I definitely don’t hit it too far and the game is not easy, that’s for sure."
"USGA CEO Mike Davis said the new Distance Insights research project will be used to help determine the next steps, if any, are needed to address distance gains," writes Mike Stachura. Emphasis on "if any."
Curtis Strange, who will do commentary for Fox Sports during the Open this week, talked with the New York Times. As a two-time U.S. Open champ, his perspective is worth paying attention to.
"The backstopping controversy might seem like another example of golf's complex rules making the game look ridiculous to outsiders, but in fact it really speaks to the fundamental nature of competition," writes Michael Bamberger.