New iron grooves rule in question


BETHESDA, MD. – As reported in this space last week, the four players on the PGA Tour policy board differed judgement on implementation of the new grooves rule. Instead, commissioner Tim Finchem ruled the circuit would adopt the policy beginning in 2010.
Starting on Jan. 1, 2010, all PGA Tour players will have to abide by the new rule, which places restrictions on the cross sectional area and edge sharpness of grooves for all clubs with lofts of 25 degrees or more. The rule is designed to limit the effectiveness of grooves on shots from the rough.
Finchem said Tuesday's meeting included a 'full' discusion of the issue. Stay tuned.