• Kaymer romps to 2014 U.S. Open victory

    “Turn out the lights; the party’s over.” – Johnny Miller, 6:37 p.m. Miller made that remark after Martin Kaymer holed a birdie putt on the short par-4 13th on Sunday. In the end, it turned out that...

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    A Closer Look At Decision 18/4

    The United States Golf Association and R&A Rules Ltd.– the rule-making bodies of the PGA Tour — announced on Tuesday that players would no longer be penalized when a ball’s movement could only be detected through the...

    • Posted 393 days ago
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    USGA Enters Digital Age With New Rules Decisions

    According to an announcement made Tuesday on the United States Golf Association’s website, 87 changes were made to the decisions on the rules of golf. Fifty-nine decisions were revised, 24 were withdrawn and three new decisions were...

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    U.S. Amateur Semifinals Feature Four Non-U.S. Players

    For the first time in U.S. Amateur history, the 2013 tournament semifinals feature four players with foreign nationalities. Oliver Goss and Brady Watt, two Australian golfers, will meet in one semifinal. In the other, Corey Conners of...

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  • USGA inks U.S. Open broadcast deal with Fox

    That strange sound you are hearing is coming from golf fans who have already heard. Half of them are weeping and cursing the United States Golf Association, and the other half are cheering it for striking a...

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    U.S. Women’s Open Preview

    The early summer debutantes’ ball is nearly in full swing. The USGA brings its first test of championship golf to Sebonack Golf Club, in the guise of the U.S. Women’s Open. A relative newcomer to the dance...

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    USGA launches “While We’re Young” campaign to combat slow play

    The USGA has recently launched a campaign aimed to help grow the game of golf by improving pace of play on the golf course.  The campaign is called “While We’re Young” after the famous line from Rodney...

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    Report: USGA to lose $10 million on U.S. Open

    It wasn’t an easy decision for the USGA to host a U.S. Open at Merion, a golf course that has about half the land as last year’s U.S. Open venue, the Olympic Club in San Francisco. And...

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    Anchored putter ban goes through

    The clock is ticking for anchored putter users. The USGA and R&A have ruled that rule 14-1B, the ban on anchored putters, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016. The new rule was proposed on Nov. 28,...

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    The USGA comes to its senses with its Publinx decision

    The United States Golf Association has come to its senses on at least one topic. While I’ve been waiting for years for a bit of gender equity (USGA Senior Women’s Open, anyone?) and I don’t agree with...

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    Opinion: Courses must be proactive to speed up play

    USGA President Glen Nager recently announced that, “Golf needs to act,” concerning the problem of slow play. Slow play is an issue as old as time itself, and the answer to the problem, as it always has...

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    USGA, R&A propose anchor ban

    The USGA and R&A have proposed a change to the Rules of Golf that will prohibit the anchoring of a club in during all strokes, including during putting. The proposed rule will fall under Rule 14-1b, and...

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    Why do golf’s ruling bodies keep making the game more difficult?

    Golf is one of the most difficult games on the planet. So why is it that golf’s ruling bodies, the USGA and R&A, continue to establish new rules that make the game more difficult? The argument is...

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    OEMs weigh in on the anchored putter ban

    The USGA and R&A unveiled their proposal to ban anchored putting in a joint press conference Wednesday morning, setting off a fury of discussion in the golf world. The proposed rule is scheduled to go into effect...

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    Smartphones and competitive golf

    By Chris Hibler GolfWRX Contributor In a tournament this past weekend I inadvertently opened a can of worms. I asked the tournament director if I was allowed to use my iPhone as a distance measuring device. The...

    • Posted 770 days ago
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    Op-ed: Banning the anchored stroke is bad for golf

    By Ryan David GolfWRX Contributor There has been speculation for over a year now, and we finally have some sort of confirmation.  The USGA and the R&A have hinted they will ban the anchored stroke sometime “in...

    • Posted 779 days ago
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    “My handicap makes me a tremendous loser”

    By Kevin Crook GolfWRX Contributor Congratulations to me! I am every bit as bad, and every bit as average as I thought I was! It has been a summer of having my lunch handed to me on...

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    Should belly putters be banned?

    By Zach VanDolah GolfWRX Contributor The recent comments made by Tiger Woods during his press conference at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am have added fuel to an already burning fire. Woods got right to the point Tuesday...

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