A Confusing Interaction With a Walking Official Cost Harold Varner III Two Strokes

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The new rules of golf appear to have reared their ugly head again this week as another situation has sparked more controversy around the PGA TOUR. And this time, it threatened to severely impact a player’s status in a tournament. Most of the rules violations that we have seen this year haven’t cost anyone a chance to win a tournament …

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PGA TOUR: Monahan Pushes Back On Players Over New Rules

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If you haven’t noticed that rule changes and cheating have become a major issue on the PGA TOUR this year, you simply haven’t been paying attention. Several pros have been disgruntled and vocal about their displeasure and now the PGA TOUR is finally pushing back. 2019 has become a major year for rules in golf with several being adapted or …


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 …


When Honesty Hurts: Famous Rules Incidents in Golf’s Major Championships

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In the 1925 US Open, after assessing himself a one-stroke penalty for unintentionally causing his golf ball to move from a difficult lie in deep rough, Bobby Jones was universally praised by patrons and the media.  The self-imposed penalty forced a 36-hole playoff between Jones and Scotsman William Macfarlane, which Bobby would subsequently lose—denying him a record fifth US Open. …