Posts tagged with: "Rules of Golf"

NEWS: Players, USGA And Chamblee Defend Positions On Anchoring View More
Bernhard Langer during the first round of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship. (Photo credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

NEWS: Players, USGA And Chamblee Defend Positions On Anchoring

It’s a dustup that was bound to happen, especially with Bernhard Langer continuing to be the best player in senior golf. Langer, along with Scott McCarron and a few others, still use long putters, which according to Rule 14-1b in the Rules of Golf, is perfectly acceptable so long as…

LISTEN: Olin Browne Weighs in on Rules Debate View More
Olin Browne's best moment in golf? Being a part of the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team that won at Valhalla. (Photo Credit: Brandon Malone, Action Images)

LISTEN: Olin Browne Weighs in on Rules Debate

In episode 21 of the PostCast, Cassie Stein and Sean Fairholm are joined by three-time PGA Tour winner and two-time PGA Tour Champions winner Olin Browne to discuss a variety of topics in the golf world. The Rules of Golf is always a hot topic, and Browne had no issue…

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…

NEWS: Mickelson Says Some Tour Players ‘Loose’ With How They Mark Ball

NEWS: Mickelson Says Some Tour Players ‘Loose’ With How They Mark Ball

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – Leave it to Phil Mickelson to have a strong opinion on the Lexi Thompson/ball marking controversy. Even if he didn’t want to get into the specifics of what happened, Mickelson offered this perspective: “So rather than address that specific instance, what I would say is this: I…

OPINION: Golf’s Leaders Must Take Stand On TV Call-Ins View More
April 2, 2017; Rancho Mirage, CA, USA; Lexi Thompson hits from the fifth course tee box during the final round of the ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills CC - Dinah Shore Tournament Cou. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

OPINION: Golf’s Leaders Must Take Stand On TV Call-Ins

Maybe the adage “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” is true after all. The LPGA hasn’t gotten this much coverage in, well, ever. ESPN was all over the Lexi Thompson rules story on the same day as the NCAA men’s basketball final, while Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg spent…

QUICK TAKE: Why Greens Maps Should be Banned View More
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QUICK TAKE: Why Greens Maps Should be Banned

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – While we’re on the subject of amending and updating the Rules of Golf, here’s a suggestion: Ban the use of greens maps that have become increasingly popular with some PGA Tour players. It’s one thing to use a yardage book. It’s something else to study a…