Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley expressed support for the findings of the USGA and R&A’s distance report, which notably called the trend of increasing driving distance “detrimental to the game.”
When the PGA of America announced on Wednesday that it would allow distance-measuring devices in its Major championships, including at this year’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, one of the main tenets of the decision was that it would help speed up play.
During a press conference on the eve of his second appearance at the Saudi International, the US Open champion revealed he had “nothing controversial” to say about the prospect of the R&A and USGA introducing equipment changes sometime in the relatively near future.
With the victory, Krauter earns an exemption into next year’s Women’s British Open at Carnoustie. The Women’s British Amateur winner also typically gets a spot in the US Women’s Open and the Evian Championship.