That doesn't make sense. You're saying that a single alignment line by a manufacturer is fine but 3 is over-stepping? On Taylormade's pix balls, the shapes are aligned in a way that creates a line/channel for you to aim your ball with if you want. Is that overstepping too? I surely don't think so.
Also in regards to the triple track on the putter, how is that any different than dots, line(s), colors, etc on putters now? I know Taylormade claims that on their spider x range of putters the contrasting color with the thick center white strip is supposed to help with alignment, should a rule be made to address that too?
I think you guys are talking about such a small number of athletes that are even in that pool of talent to even be considered to go pro that broad generalizations are being made here about all athletes. I don't think the D1 FBS football/basketball blue chip conversation is remotely close to the experience of the most other sports. Sure there are kids that just want to play whatever sport at any cost but there are many that use their talent, high GPA, coachable personalities, and leverage that into a good program and get a great degree. These really are different conversations.
Gonna go with Webb. He won the last time a Major was in a San Fran and Harding is similar to Olympic. Lots of doglegs with high rough. Not a bombers course. Plus he’s tearing it up this year.
Sleeper pick: Kevin Kisner.
I knew this would get some attention but I didn't know it would be this fast. I personally don't like it when people line up like this because it takes so long
Speed, read, and bead still all need to be blended perfectly to hole a putt and often at least one of these will be wrong, even with the "alignment aid". Heck, I don't even mark my ball unless it is in the way (or near in the way) or there is visible dirt on the ball that I want to clean off.
I voted yes because I do consider it an alignment aid and those are against the rules. The manufacturer's logo is part of the ball and as long as the ball is conforming, I don't have that much of a problem with it. The "Triple Track" balls/putters are over-stepping in my opinion though and a rule should be made to address them IMO