‘Pure Jealousy’: Paige Spiranac’s Funny Take on the Latest Ball Rollback Controversy Gets Huge Thumps Up From Fans

Published 03/16/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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The former professional golfer, Paige Spiranac, finally spoke about the USGA R&A ruling. But in her way. In case you missed it, two of golf’s governing bodies, the USGA and R&A, have confirmed plans to roll back the golf ball. They want to reduce hitting distances beginning in January 2026. As coins have two sides, so does this situation. Some are in favor, some are not. But what does Spiranac have to say about it? And are the fans on board with her point of view?

Paige Spiranac puts forward her views, the golf world reacted

In order to address the effects of distances, the newly proposed Model Local Regulation (MLR) allows tournament organizers to demand the use of golf balls that have been tested under modified launch conditions. Golf balls would be restricted to not fly farther than 320 yards under the proposal’s “Overall Distance Standard,” which they have set at 317 yards. If put into practice, this would only be used in “elite competitions” and would not affect amateur golfers.


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Spiranac has always been vocal about her views on any topic in sports and not just golf. And she has done it again. In the latest tweet referring to the latest ruling, she said, “Golf is weird. Let’s not have the guys on tour wear shorts but instead make the golf ball go shorter.” The internet queen has always disliked the dumb rule of Golf and has questioned the new ruling proposal again. However, the golf world had mixed reactions to it.


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Some fans explained the ruling concept, whereas others questioned her views. On the other hand, some golf fans had suggestions like, “Or tighten courses up to make them think a way around a course. But maybe they’ll complain like they did when they played Merion.” Rather than golf balls and shorts, this could be the change sports needed, as stated by the fan. But will it be worth it? This year has been about changes and no wonder many more might be on the way.

Bryson DeChambeau is also the unhappy one

The golf beauty is not the only one against the new golf ball ruling. LIV defector Bryson DeChambeau is also not on board with the ruling. We know his physical strength and massive personality always strikes the ball that goes a long distance. He expressed his views and said, “It’s a great handicap for us guys that have worked really hard to learn how to hit it farther. Look, if they do it in a way where it only affects the top end, I see the rationale. But I think it’s the most atrocious thing that you could possibly do to the game of Golf.


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Do you agree with Spiranac’s tweet? Or do you agree with the golf world’s reactions? Let us know in the comments below.



Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare