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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…

QUICK TAKE: USGA Waxes Humble After Open Failures View More
U.S. Open spectators watch from the first-tee grandstands during the first round at Erin Hills. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: USGA Waxes Humble After Open Failures

ERIN, WISCONSIN – They weren’t quite the three wise men but they were two men and a woman who didn’t mind eating humble pie publicly and admitting that there had been issues at the 2015 U.S. Open and again at last year’s and they were sorry. They did this in…

QUICK TAKE: Erin Hills Will Play Tough, But Birdies Await View More
Former U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth believes the winning score could be lower than we are used to at a U.S. Open. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Erin Hills Will Play Tough, But Birdies Await

ERIN, WISCONSIN – Jordan Spieth has thrown the number out there. A range of numbers, actually. In discussing what it will take for the U.S. Open at first-time host Erin Hills to be judged a success – Spieth can be excused for thinking the U.S. Open at perhaps one-and-done Chambers…

NEWS: Detailed Greens Maps Being Reviewed View More
Hideki Matsuyama looks over his greens map book earlier this year. (Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)

NEWS: Detailed Greens Maps Being Reviewed

Now that they’re in the business of acting quickly, the USGA and the R&A may soon limit or take away the use of detailed greens map now being used by so many Tour players. It’s become an almost routine part of the game these days – players mark their balls…

LISTEN: Rules of Golf Change a Significant Step Forward View More
The Rules of Golf aren't normally quick to change, but the USGA and R&A didn't take long to make a significant move. (Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire, USA Today Sports)

LISTEN: Rules of Golf Change a Significant Step Forward

In episode 15 of the PostCast, Global Golf Post LPGA insider Steve Eubanks joins co-hosts Sean Fairholm and Cassie Stein to discuss two new standards in the Rules of Golf that will limit the use of video and potentially stem the tide on future viewer call-ins. Eubanks spoke with the…

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…