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NEWS: Immediate Rules Change Limits Video Review View More
Television replays played a role in recent women's majors, affecting Lexi Thompson (left) and Anna Nordqvist. A rules change will make this less likely moving forward.

NEWS: Immediate Rules Change Limits Video Review

Today, with what only can be called lightning speed, the USGA and R&A changed the Rules of Golf by enacting a decision intended to limit the use of video review and, the game’s governing bodies hope, stem the tide of rulings prompted by viewers calling in infractions. The change goes…

OPINION: By Ignoring Golf’s Ties To Emirates, We Risk Hypocrisy View More
Flanked by Emiratis, Tommy Fleetwood holds up the trophy after winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

OPINION: By Ignoring Golf’s Ties To Emirates, We Risk Hypocrisy

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers did the right thing. Begrudgingly for some, sure, but women are not just part of the fabric of golf, they are the engine that drives most of the game’s growth. Excluding them from membership is sexist and silly. RELATED STORY, March 14, 2017: Muirfield…

BREAKING NEWS: USGA, R&A Propose Modernized Rules Of Golf View More
Simpler and more user-friendly rules have been proposed by the USGA and R&A. Photo Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING NEWS: USGA, R&A Propose Modernized Rules Of Golf

It took a while, but after five years of work, the USGA and R&A on Wednesday announced their long-awaited modernization proposal for the Rules of Golf, a number of common-sense changes that should make the rules easier to understand and more intuitively fair. Under the proposed code, the number of…

NEWS: R&A’s Slumbers Talks Trump And The Open

NEWS: R&A’s Slumbers Talks Trump And The Open

On the day after Rory McIlroy reportedly played 18 holes with President Trump, Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A, was asked if he would do the same. He was not about to dismiss the idea. “With all the senior people in the world,” said Slumbers, “I think it’s…

Report: USGA and R&A Considering Rules Overhaul View More
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Report: USGA and R&A Considering Rules Overhaul

The USGA and R&A are contemplating a significant overhaul to the Rules of Golf in an effort to make them easier for golfers to understand, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. “This is just a chance to reset,” USGA chief executive Mike Davis told the Journal. “The idea is if…

USGA and R&A Release Driving Distance Report View More
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USGA and R&A Release Driving Distance Report

The ruling bodies of golf keep a close eye on how far players are hitting the ball, in part because of criticism that the USGA and R&A let technology get away from them in the 1990s and early 2000s, and, in part, to provide guidance to owners and operators about…