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Phil Mickelson Rips PGA over Resolution to Restrict Length of Drivers to 46 Inches

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Phil Mickelson is depressed with the USA Golf Association over its proposed rule trade that will well restrict the size of a driver to 46 inches. 

Lefty wrote on Twitter that the proposal is “PATHETIC” and believes it will handbook to an lengthen in injuries, as properly as a decrease in participant efficiency:

Phil Mickelson @PhilMickelson

Note is USGA is soon rolling help driver size to 46inches.That is PATHETIC.1st it promotes a shorter extra violent swing (damage prone,) doesn’t enable for size of arc to form tempo,and for the length of our 1st golf thunder in 40 years,our beginner gov body retains attempting to carry out it less fun

The USGA and R&A, golf’s two governing our bodies, issued a joint liberate in February that included three proposed modifications to having fun with equipment and trying out programs for golf balls and clubs. 

In the proposal, the USGA and R&A brought forth a trade to “restrict the utmost size of clubs, different than putters, to 46 inches.”

Avid gamers are at affirm accepted to make exercise of clubs in tournaments as much as 48 inches in size. 

Per ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg, the USGA stated it would now not topic any formal response to Mickelson’s tweet. 

Mickelson hasn’t been alarmed about publicly criticizing the USGA in the past on a huge selection of subject matters. 

“That’s terrible, 274 yards,” the 51-year-frail informed newshounds about the third gap at the 2013 U.S. Birth from Merion Golf Membership. “We can not even attain it.”

Mickelson has essentially dilapidated a 47-creep driver, nonetheless he did experiment with a 47.5-creep membership at The Masters in November ensuing from the size of the route at Augusta.      

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