News & Tours
May 25, 2009

Watson's Canterbury Tale: High-tech equipment needs to go

Professional golf's return to Canterbury Golf Club outside Cleveland gave Tom Watson pause to consider the state of modern golf equipment. His conclusion: "We need to roll back the balls 10 percent and have a max (maximum) clubhead size of 240 cc,'' Watson tells David Glasier of the Morning Journal.

And while we're at it, roll back the price of gas to 35 cents a gallon. None of this will happen, of course, notably 240cc clubheads, which would be nearly half the size of the 460cc limit.

Watson was lamenting that a course like Canterbury, site of the Senior PGA Championship won by Michael Allen on Sunday, has been made obsolete (at least for PGA Tour players) by technology.

-- John Strege