Rules of Golf Limits Use of Video Evidence

April 25, 2017

The Rules of Golf are changing again, and this time, it really is for the better. The topic involved is video evidence, and specifically the events of the past year that have affected Dustin Johnson, Anna Nordqvist, and most recently, Lexi Thompson. Earlier this month, Thompson received a four-stroke penalty in the middle of the final round of the ANA Inspiration, eventually costing her a major championship. It was pretty embarrassing….

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My wife calls Jimmy Walker “The Insect.” So I guess it’s just a little funny that he recently revealed he’s battling Lyme disease.

April 25, 2017
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Sergio Garcia’s first major championship win at the Masters comes on what would have been fellow Spaniard Seve Ballesteros’ 60th birthday.

April 9, 2017
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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: True or False?

April 5, 2017

Dr. Robin Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix and is one of the USGA’s top Rules Officials. You have to wonder what he would say about Lexi Thompson’s delayed four-stroke penalty over the weekend! Dr. Farran is always emailing out different scenarios and actual rulings. In this month’s Diary of a USGA Rules Official, the good doctor plays a little True or False? among other things: Saturday Incidents –…

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Nothing slows your momentum quite like getting a four-stroke penalty in the middle of the final round of a major! What the heck is wrong with golf rulings these days? Let’s agree on something: when one round ends and the next one begins, no more rulings from the previous round should be allowed.

April 2, 2017
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