But if there was ever a time for "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" it seems like it would be now.
I agree with you, but I suppose when a much-hyped sportsman or woman signs on with an elite firm of representatives, those same representatives can offer million$ of rea$ons for doing things their way, utilizing the experts with whom their firm has chosen to form business partnerships.
Hope it all comes to fruition...but it all seems a bit sad. A bit like reading about McIlroy ruminating on his "brand" relationships earlier this year - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/sports/golf/the-branding-of-rory-mcilroy.html?pagewanted=all - at a time when he may have been better occupied ruminating on his golf.
I understand that to these prodigiously talented, professional golfers, there must be an obvious desire to maximize all possible income streams during the peak of their playing years, which coincide with the peak of their earning capabilities.
From a strictly golf perspective, though, it seems very strange. As you said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Seems obvious to an amateur golfer. Whether it's clubs, a coach, a ball, or whatever else - it you're winning whilst using it, why would you decide to dump it? It makes one suspect there is a business decision in here somewhere, as opposed to a strictly golf decision.
Edited by ScouseJohnny - 12/23/13 at 1:44pm