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New Team Format

New Team Format

This week marks the first time since 1981 that professional golf will recognize a team event as an official win. At TPC Louisiana this week, there will be 80 teams playing two different formats.  For rounds one and three, teams will play...

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A Hidden Part of the Job

A Hidden Part of the Job

People often ask me what I like most and what I like least about my job as a golf rules official.  There are so many great things about my job which makes it difficult for me to identify a single most favorite part of my job.  However, things...

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Grass Mounds in Bunkers

Grass Mounds in Bunkers

During the 1st round of the RBC Heritage a spectator asked me about the recently added grass mounds located within some of the bunkers. Can a player ground his club on the grass?   Can a player touch the grass with his club if his ball lies...

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Defining the Golf Course

Defining the Golf Course

You are conducting a golf tournament in a few days.  On your pre-tournament visit to stake and paint the golf course, you also spend some time driving the course to look for items you may need to clarify for your local rules sheet/ Notice to...

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