Apparently there was a player meeting last night at the Northern Trust Open with the current groove rule and PING Eye 2 debate taking center stage. In response PING issued the statement you see below.
I am sure we will hear much more about this when PGA Tour Commisioner Tim Finchem address the media today at 1:30 P.M. EST.
For now here is the content of the PING Release…
February 2, 2010
PING Chairman & CEO John Solheim issued the following statement tonight after the PGA Tour Players Meeting at the Northern Trust Open:
“PGA Tour Commissioner Finchem and I had a brief discussion this afternoon and he shared his belief that the 1993 settlement agreement allowed his organization to utilize the protocol to consider a special rule that would ban PING EYE2 irons and wedges. While we strongly disagree with their interpretation of the agreement, we agreed further dialogue on the topic was healthy. We hope to speak again in the next week or so. I’ve also been in contact with the USGA and expect to meet with them as well.”