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Backstopping Sparks Controversy On LPGA TOUR

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On the PGA TOUR, much of the talk this year has been about the controversial drop rule change that requires players to drop from a higher level than previously. On the LPGA Tour, however, the main issue that was brought to light this week is backstopping. For those who don’t know what backstopping is, the basic definition is one player …

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Jimmy Walker Confirms that “Backstopping” is Real

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There are many unspoken traditions that golfers participate in, but there aren’t many left that are a mystery. However, one of golf’s greatest debates comes around the issue of “backstopping.” Backstopping is the idea that one player will purposely not mark his ball to create a small but possible backstop for another golfer that could hit the ball too hard …