The United States Golf Association is responsible for a million things concerning golf in the United States, the most important of which is the Board of Governors controls the Rules of Golf. These are highly important because golf rules are complex and breaking one can cause a golfer to lose shots. Obviously, we all know that Donald Trump doesn’t care about rules in any context, so it would be a mystery as to why he would care, but this year, the USGA is changing a rule that really does impact Trump.
The USGA is mandating that golf balls are made to travel less far. (How the balls will be made is beyond me. I don’t doubt they can do it). The problem has been that for the last 30 years, the equipment has gotten so good, titanium drivers, very lightweight clubs, huge heads, that – for the pros and great players – the average shot off the tee is literally changing the game. You have 540-yard par fives that pros are hitting five irons in for their second shot. It has forced elite courses to lengthen their holes at tremendous expense, and there’s no end in sight.
This is a rational rule that will save many courses from becoming near obsolete. But Donald Trump is a LIV Golf “Partner” with the Saudis, hosting three tournaments in a tour that is designed to lose money as a commercial to show that Saudis aren’t that bad even though they saw up American residents, maybe paid off Jared for intel, and were involved in 9-11 at a yet to be determined level. So Trump is furious that his LIV Tour, in association with the Saudis, will have to either “play by the rules” in the United States, or have its own set of rules, which would be a shocking break in tradition (which matters in golf.)
From his Truth Social Account, the former president found the time to…
Here we go again with the USGA wanting to cut the distance out of a golf ball! Remember, you still have to chip, putt, and do everything else. They really have bigger problems, like LIV. People want to feel and watch the long ball. Also, they want to see the great players hit home runs, not singles and doubles. Length is important for Entertainment Value. LEAVE THE GOLF BALL ALONE. Balls will be mixed for years to come. What a mess. Also, allow long putters, and ball drops from past heights.
Amazing because just an hour later, the old boy had a more pressing point to worry about. His concern is a wee bit more important because he cannot define “election interference.” A criminal investigation is not “election interference” unless it’s completely contrived by a president as a quid pro quo with American money and a foreign nation, like Ukraine.
THE FAKE INVESTIGATIONS BY RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRAT PROSECUTORS ARE NOTHING OTHER THAN ELECTION INTERFERENCE INTO THE POLITICS OF A FAILING NATION. MAGA!!!
[email protected], @JasonMiciak, SUBSTACK: (OUT LATER TODAY) TRUMP IS TELLING US EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS TO ENACT, FASCISM, AND WE BEST LISTEN.