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PGA Tour winner provides the funniest—and meanest—solution amid golf's rollback debate

March 16, 2023

The USGA's announced proposal to rollback the golf ball for elite competitions has prompted opinions from everyone who has ever even looked at a golf ball. It's gotten to the point that most golf fans are calling for a rollback of rollback opinions. That being said, we came across a particularly funny—albeit, slightly mean—one on Wednesday night from a PGA Tour winner.

Greg Chalmers may be 49, but the Aussie is still in his prime when it comes to his Twitter game. If you're not following him, you're missing out. Anyway, Chalmers' proposed solution to curbing distance on tour was a real blast from the past. Or, rather, a blast at the past:

Damn, that's cold, Greg. Dropping that poop emoji (again, the dude can tweet) as well for effect. Although Chalmers did play a Nike driver at points during his career so if anyone would know, it would be him.

Of course, the apparel giant got into the golf equipment game on the heels of Tiger Woods' emergence. Nike took some shots through the years, including Phil Mickelson's famous quote that Tiger was using "inferior equipment," before the company stopped making clubs and balls in 2016. So Greg's plan would be tough to implement, even though it seems far simpler than what all the equipment companies are potentially going to have to do to test and develop new tournament golf balls.

Now to be fair to Nike, there were plenty of gear brightspots from the Slingshot irons to the Method putter that Rory McIlroy and even Tiger used at some points over his trusty Scotty Cameron. But Chalmers' tweet brought to mind one infamous driver in particular:

And now we can't get that awful aluminum-bat sound it produced out of our heads. Sigh.