The World No.2 thinks that green reading is a talent and a skill, which the greens books take away from the game


Jon Rahm On Why Green Reading Books Should Be Banned

Jon Rahm says that he doesn’t think green reading books should be allowed on tour as reading a green is a talent and a skill that can be developed.

The Spaniard thinks that the books, which show slopes on the greens to help players and caddies with reads, take away from the game.

Greens books are controversial with fans, who, on the whole, would probably tend to agree with the former World No.1’s viewpoint.

Some may also believe that they slow play down, too.

“I don’t use those books. My caddie gets them,” the World No.2 said ahead of the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession.

“I don’t look at them because I’m a feel player, I trust what I see.

“If I have a question, I’ll ask him, and he might look at it if we’re in doubt.

“I’ve never spoken of this, I have to be honest, I don’t think they should be allowed. That’s my opinion.

“I think being able to read a green and read a break and understand the green is a talent, it’s a skill that can be developed, and by just giving you the information, they’re taking away from the game.

“Again, I think being able to read greens and understand greens, it’s a talent, it’s part of the game, and like I said, it’s a skill that can be developed or not. So that’s my take on it.”

Rahm isn’t the only high-profile golfer to speak up against the books in recent years.

Ian Poulter called for them to be banned in 2017, and two years later Gary Player said that you should sell tomatoes if you can’t read greens.

Ian Poulter’s tweet in 2017:

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