“When was the last time you saw someone make the game too easy? I don’t really understand what all the debate is about because it doesn’t matter how far it goes; it is about getting it in the hole.”
Mike Davis, executive director of the United States Golf Association, recently told the Wall Street Journal: “The reality is this is affecting all golfers and affecting them in a bad way.”
It has been suggested that the sport’s rule-makers, the USGA and the Royal and Ancient, are considering changes.
“Whatever they decide to do it doesn’t really matter,” said Johnson, who hit a 433-yard drive to within six inches of the hole on the par-four 12th at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii last week.
“There was a lot of luck in that,” he insisted. “There were a number of other factors involved, a 30 miles per hour wind behind me, downhill, firm fairway. I mean normally I can’t hit that ball that far.
“If the ball is limited then it is going to limit everyone. I’m still going to hit it that much further than I guess the average tour player.
“But who knows? I don’t know how they would do it or what they would do or how long it would take them to be able to do it. It’s not really a debate for me.”