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‘Address that first’ – Adam Scott says this is the equipment issue that should be focused on

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The debate on whether or not to “roll back the golf ball” is once again taking center stage in the world of golf. This month, R&A chief executive, Martin Slumbers, announced there is a plan in place for bifurcation of the golf ball and the plan will be revealed by the end of the year.

While speaking at the Australian PGA Championship over the weekend, Adam Scott said he believes the driver is more of a problem than the golf ball itself.

“The biggest fundamental change in the game since I’ve been a pro, is traditionally the driver has been the hardest club to hit in the bag, and now it’s the most forgiving.

“And that’s the biggest evolutionary change in the golf bag to me out of the equipment.

“The ball is the ball, but the driver went from the hardest club to hit to now the most forgiving and the go-to club for guys if they are nervous.

“The penalty for missing a driver just isn’t high enough anymore, in my opinion, at the top level.

“I’d like to address that first and see what knock on effects that has. If guys wanna swing at it 130 with a tiny driver head then good luck.”

The vast majority of golfers seem to be against any modification to the golf ball, so it will be interesting to see the changes announced next month.

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TaylorMade files lawsuit against Costco over new Kirkland irons

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TaylorMade is suing Costco over its Kirkland irons, which the company alleges is false advertising and a copyright infringement.

According to Golf.com, TaylorMade alleges “the iron’s design infringes on several patents tied to the company’s popular P790 iron that has a similar hollow-cavity design.”

The Kirkland irons sold out shortly after being released on the Costco website, with an affordable $499 price tag attracting buyers who were looking for quality irons without breaking the bank.

The complaint states: “The accused products copy many features and technologies from TaylorMade’s P790 irons and the asserted patents. Costco’s website notes that the accused products are ‘are built for distance and forgiveness with a stainless steel body, injected urethane insert, and an internal tungsten weight for optimal launch, forgiveness, and playability.’”

“The statement by Defendants that the accused products contain an ‘injected urethane insert’ is literally false, or in the alternative, is misleading and, on information and belief, has actually deceived or has a tendency to deceive consumers in a way that influences purchasing decisions,” the complaint states. “Defendants’ false statements are material to purchasing decisions because they falsely or misleadingly suggest that the accused products have features found on premium clubs such as the Taylor Made P790. Defendants’ false advertising has misled golf journalists and customers to believe the accused products are similar to or equivalent to the TaylorMade P790.”

The complaint was filed in the Southern District of California with a jury trial being demanded.

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Report: Tour pros believe Anthony Kim will be making his return to professional golf at this event

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According to multiple reports including a post on X from Barstool Sports’ Daniel Rapaport, former PGA Tour star Anthony Kim will be making a comeback to professional golf.

Rumors of a Kim return have been swirling for a while now, but it wasn’t clear whether he’d be using past champion exemptions on the PGA Tour or if he’d join LIV Golf. It appears he’s opted for the latter with plans to make his debut at LIV Jeddah in early February.

Kim would be playing as an individual and not on a team for whichever LIV events he plays in 2024.

It’s been twelve years since fans have seen “AK” tee it up, with many believing a return for the star was out of the realm of possibility.

Kim had a quick rise in the golf rankings and was the 6th ranked player in the world at just 23-years-old. He had three PGA Tour wins from 2008-2010 and played a pivotal role in the United States 2008 Ryder Cup victory, beating Sergio Garcia 5&4 in the first Sunday singles match at Valhalla. He also went 3-1 in the 2009 Presidents Cup.

Kim is now 38 and it’s unclear how well he will be able to play after so much time away from the game, but there’s little doubt that fans will be tuning in to see for themselves.

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You’d never guess who featured on the 1989 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am program cover

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In 1989, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am had an interesting cover star.

According to the PGA Tour Communications account, the Peanuts creator, Charles Schultz, was a huge fan of golf and even played in the event.

Things have certainly changed recently with the format but plenty of celebrities will still tee it up in the event on Thursday and Friday.

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