DORAL, Fla. – Tournaments have been won with orange balls before.
Wayne Levi was the first to do it in the Hawaiian Open in 1982. Jerry Pate won The Players Championship with it the same year.
Nobody’s ever won the Masters with anything but a white ball, but Tim Clark would love to change that.
Clark said he plans to play the Masters with a yellow Srixon, though from a distance the ball has a greenish tint to it, which might bring some good karma to the South African, with green being the dominant color at Augusta National.
“It’s a luminescent sort of yellow-green,” said Clark, who finshed second to Phil Mickelson at the '06 Masters.
Clark first put the ball into play at the Accenture Match Play Championship three weeks ago and is using it again this week at the WGC-CA Championship.
“I’m getting really used to it now. Clark said. “I really enjoy what it looks like. Certainly, from the fairway, when you hit the green, it really stands out. Standing over it on putts and shorter shots, it really stands out.”