Nicklaus Blames Modern Ball for Slow Play

Nicklaus Blames Modern Ball for Slow Play

And you thought it was your buddy who plumb-bobs two-footers that's slowing play down.

Not so, says Jack Nicklaus, who sees a different cause behind those six-hour rounds you suffer.

He believes the golf ball is to blame.

“It's not just the players who cause the slow play,” Nicklaus said, weighing in this week on one of golf's hot-button issues.

He pointed instead to the modern golf ball, which flies so far, it has forced the game to stiffen its defenses. Courses have been stretched out, set-ups tightened.

The result, Nicklaus says: painstaking pace of play.

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