"Just what sort of transition awaits tour players remains a matter of opinion."

Last week Michael Phelps went retro in advance of a technology rollback, and as Steve Elling explains, Stephen Ames did the same at the Children's Miracle Network event at Disney. Only Ames won:

[Davis] Love said he doubted the switch would be noticeable and then Stephen Ames basically proved him right. The Canadian star birdied five of the last seven holes at Disney World on Sunday and won, and all of his Nike irons conform to 2010 rules. Ames said he had some flier lies, as expected with the grooves change, but he handled matters well. "We got a couple, and the way the ball was reacting on the greens and everything, it was perfect," he said. Steve Ames is a conformist? There's a sentence I never thought I would read, much less write.