I know a lot of you do not think the anchoring and distance issues should be lumped together by players like Adam Scott and Webb Simpson.
But in the context of the USGA's concern for the health of the game, Scott did raise a fair point when it comes to the urgency of the anchoring ban compared to a more pressing issue for the long term well-being of golf.
"I think that it is fairly well acknowledged that length generally is probably the biggest issue in the game and it doesn't just mean how far pros hit it.
"Some of our courses, great courses are too short these days. If we are talking about equipment side of things the length issue is probably the most important because tees are moved back. Greens are not changed because people are putting with a long putter."
It seems the governing bodies could have squelched this line of argument by first dealing with the skill, cost and common sense factor surrounding the distance explosion.