If you were to listen to certain people then players like Graeme McDowell will be extinct in the next few years. As more and more youngsters do everything in their powers for more and more miles per hour the emphasis is all about one thing.
This has never been the McDowell way. While he was in his pomp we watched him warm up on the range at Augusta and it was as revealing as it was depressing. Even to this untrained eye the whole ball flight was nothing like the soaring efforts of his countryman Rory McIlroy and the majority of others – and his results, six missed cuts in nine, reflected that.
Could the golf ball be rolled back for everyone?