@ANDY_UK Interesting argument, but neither you nor the person that wrote the article has answered my question.
If the ball is lost where do you drop?
Obviously you don't have any idea where your ball went so how do you equitably drop in a place that does not give you an advantage? It could have hit a tree and gone backwards, it could have taken a horrible bounce and be well right or left of the fairway or green. You don't know so how could you possibly drop anywhere but from where you originally hit your shot?
For example you're playing a match, one person hits their ball up against a tree, another person hits their ball, it hits something and goes off never to be seen again. The player who found their ball has to chip out backwards back to the fairway, the player with the lost ball just gets to drop where ever and add a stroke? Technically the player with the lost ball could be in better position after dropping and they both lie 2. Thats just wrong IMHO
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The sample size it´s small. 32% over 30 players it´s just 10 players. If they intencionally ask most players that they know they will choose mizuno the numbers will be twisted in they favor quickly.
If the study will be performed by titleist, im sure the numbers and the interviewed players will be a lot different.