PGA Tour chef says that steramen constructively & # 039; about new rules

Posted by on March 05, 2019  /   Posted in golf reviews

Rickie Fowler performed a toilet drop & # 39; after criticisms had been made earlier on the changes in regulations

& # 39; s The world's best golfers have been told that they & # 39; have to use your vote constructively & # 39; because players and governing bodies continue to clash over new rules

The American trio Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler have been particularly critical of the changes.

The rules aimed at speeding up the game include dropping the ball from knee length and caddies without shots in line

PGA Tour boss Jay Monahan stressed that the ongoing conversation about rule changes is a "collaborative process".

There have been support for the changes of several big names, including the winning 2018 Ryder Cup captain of Europe Thomas Bjorn and his successor Padraig Harrington.

The R & A and United States Golf Association (USGA) – the two governing bodies of golf – introduced the changes after consultation at the beginning of this year.

World number four Thomas described the changes as "awful" and claimed that the USGA did not communicate with players.

However, the organization responded to the player on Twitter and said that the two parties "needed to talk & # 39; and that he had canceled five previous meetings.

World number seven Fowler was punished for dropping shoulder height after shocking beyond the limits in Mexico, performing a "toilet drop"; – squatting and dropping under its bottom – in the next event in Palm Beach.

Koepka, the current holder of the US Open and American PGA Championship titles, believes that rules should be drawn up by professional tours and not by officials of the USGA and R & A.

But Monahan, who assumed the role of PGA commissioner in 2017, said that there had already been "positive results" and said it was "important to recognize that we are not yet at the finish".

"This is a collaborative process, of which the PGA Tour was part of from the beginning, along with all the organizations in the world of golf," added Monahan.

"During this process we have drawn up a long list of recommendations to improve the rules in many ways, including the removal of numerous fines, and virtually all of our suggestions were included.

" We also had the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed rules prior to implementation, resulting in adjustments for the final version. "

Former Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn had his say on Twitter

Not all leading players of the game have been critical.

Bjørn, who led Europe last year to victory in the Ryder Cup last year, believes that the governing bodies have listened to the opinions of players, while Irish Harrington says they had "extensive input" in the process .

World number two, according to Justin Rose, should be aggressively exterminated & # 39 ;, while the co-Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick added that it's ridiculous & # 39; was that the governing bodies & # 39; got so much abuse & # 39 ;.

Three times the biggest winner Harrington defended the USGA and R & A on Twitter

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