Mark Rolfing Q&A: Veteran golf analyst praises SentryWorld, dishes on LIV Golf, rolling back the golf ball and the future of the PGA Tour

When Mark Rolfing was recently at SentryWorld in Wisconsin, there was snow scattered throughout the majestic, 18-hole parkland golf course on the city’s north side.

The snow will be gone and the course will look considerably different when the longtime Golf Channel and NBC broadcaster returns this summer as an analyst for the U.S. Senior Open, which will be contested at SentryWorld from June 29 to July 2.

Rolfing thinks the course, which has undergone massive renovation the past two years to get ready for one of the USGA’s flagship events, will be a great test for the best senior golfers in the world and believes it will be the blueprint for future major championship golf venues.

Rolfing, who is an ambassador for Sentry Insurance, talked with USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin about SentryWorld hosting the major championship, Wisconsin becoming a golf destination, LIV Golf, the proposed rollback of the golf ball to limit distance, the future of the PGA Tour and more.