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Jon Rahm’s last name is Rodriguez, but Spanish naming customs dictate that he goes by his first (or paternal) family name, which is Rahm. His second (or maternal) family name is Rodriguez.

January 29, 2017
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USGA, R&A Considering Major Rules Changes

January 26, 2017

You may have already heard the rumors: golf’s governing bodies, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Royal & Ancient (R&A), have reportedly agreed on a series of rules changes in order to simplify and speed up the game. I can’t wait for Dr. Robin Farran, who teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix and who is one of the USGA’s top Rules Officials to…

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Talk about an amazing couple of weeks for Justin Thomas in Hawaii: two PGA Tour wins, a round of 59, and the lowest 72-hole score… ever!

January 16, 2017
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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: The Sewailo Incident

January 4, 2017

Sewailo Golf Club is a course located on Tucson’s southwest side. It’s also managed by Troon Golf in Scottsdale, the same company that handles La Paloma Country Club where I work. That’s just part of the reason why I decided to include a review of the course back in August. Flash forward a few months, and what should appear in my email inbox? Why, a Rules incident at Sewailo from none…

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