Well, this should be interesting.
First and foremost, rules are rules, so you’ll have to play by them.
But with the tours battling over LIV and control, this is an interesting time to announce this (though we kind of knew it would be coming).
For many of the top players, equipment contracts are now becoming a bit less % of players incomes with the crazy increases in purses. That may lessen some pushback from players.
I know some dont care, but equipment changes have derailed players quite often, and now, with the elevated events, and limited fields, forcing a change in the key piece of equipment, which likely will lead to changes in clubs to optimize everything is going to be huge impact. A career can go south in one season and maybe it’s just me, but that’s going to create an amount of pushback.
Manufacturers reaction should be interesting. Why invest in development of a ball that inherently goes shorter and performs worse for a very small portion of the golfing world. Potentially leading to redesign of drivers to better fit those balls? Obviously depends on where the line is drawn. Professionals/top ams/college/top juniors
A lot to chew on and watch for reactions.