Players vote against green reading books

Pro Golf – PGA Tour

In a significant trend reversal, the PGA Tour Players Advisory Council (PAC), headed by Rory Mcilroy and  consisting of 16 players including the likes of Justin Thomas, Billy Horschel and Zach Johnson voted to ban green reading books starting with the 2022 season. 

The issue will be now voted on by the full board of the PGA Tour next week. 

As of now, the green-reading books aren’t permitted at The Masters Tournament (Augusta National), and the support for the ban on them is quite strong. Critics say they allow unfair assistance, negating the skill of reading putts which is an integral part of a tour player’s game. 

As per Golfweek, green-reading books cost anywhere near US$170 per week, and they also slow down the game as players’ have been seen to spend an inordinate time studying the complicated drawings, after reaching the green.


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