Deane Beman, who for twenty years served as commissioner of the PGA Tour, is calling for golf’s ruling agencies to put limits on the ball. Beman notes that the average winning score in 1970-72 was 273.5. In 2002-04 it had dropped to 264.
While the PGA Tour probably won’t act on its own, Beman says that perhaps Augusta National will. The Masters Tournament, which is not a part of the PGA, USGA or R&A has the power to demand that players restrict their balls.