Jack Nicklaus: ‘Change the Frigging Golf Ball’

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Golf, like baseball a few years ago, has a power problem. Jack Nicklaus has a powerful solution.

“I think with the length the guys hit today … the simplest solution is change the frigging golf ball,” Nicklaus explained at Augusta National. “The golf ball goes so far.”

Courses overflowing with money can elongate the fairways. But few posses such funds. So changing the ball, Nicklaus believes, remains the soundest solution.

“Augusta National is about the only place, the only golf course in the world that financially can afford to make the changes that they have to make to keep up with the golf ball,” the 18-time major winner maintain. “I don’t think anybody else could ever do it.”