If it wasn’t made obvious by his mockery of the knee-high drop on Thursday,is not a fan of the new rule.
“We all want to grow the game, and you’re not going to grow the game making it look funny, or making guys do unathletic things,” Fowler said Friday, according to. “You want the sport to look cool. Ultimately, you want to bring more of the younger generation in. When you have people making fun of it, that doesn’t do the game justice.”
Last week at the WGC-Mexico Championship, Fowler was penalized one stroke for dropping the ball from shoulder height. He redeemed himself in Round 1 of the Honda Classic with this comical performance:
“We want people to watch, and we want to bring people into the sport who aren’t necessarily already playing golf. If they see something that may not look cool, that doesn’t help,” he said.
Fowler isn’t the first on Tour to share this view, ascalled the changes “ ” earlier in the week.
“A lot of them said it made them laugh,” Fowler said of his drop routine. “They said they loved it. I haven’t heard anything negative from other players.”
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