You desire Tour-caliber performance with a slightly firmer feel and enhanced durability. Four-piece construction and 338 dimple pattern for distance on long shots and control on short ones. Urethane cover. Inner mantle layer for more spin on scoring shots. Dual-Feel design provides a firmer feel on full shots and a softer feel on short ones.
It’s true that modern golf balls are extraordinarily durable but the reality is that you risk losing some significant yardage off your driver (up to 5 yards) and accuracy with your wedges if you try to milk one ball for too long.
Or the historic Masters year in ‘97? To my mind it’s nowhere close. And certainly not as impressive as the modern medicine that allowed for him to get back to swinging in the first place.