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The Greatest Show on Grass

The Greatest Show on Grass

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is well known for many things: The first thing that comes to mind is the par 3 16th hole, which is completely encircled by hospitality units (3 levels high) and grandstands which hold an additional 16,000 fans...

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Bunker issues: The answer

Bunker issues: The answer

In my previous blog on bunker issues, I had promised a few answers today! The answer to the first question is that the “practice ball” is an abandoned ball and may be removed. Refer to decision 24-1 / 2. The answer to the second question is...

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Bunker issues

Bunker issues

Here at the Sony Open in Hawaii, we have a unique bunker situation where the 1st and 9th holes parallel the practice tee. Because of limited space, advanced equipment and the physical ability of today’s players, there is a need for sixty to...

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New Local Rule Under 18-2

New Local Rule Under 18-2

As a referee serving on a Rules Committee, one of the most challenging aspects of making a ruling is that you were not there to see what actually happened. At that point it is the responsibility of the referee to gather all of the information...

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Dropping Zone

Dropping Zone

The rules of golf allow the committee to establish “Dropping Zone” (Appendix 1 Part A. Section 6) when it doesn’t consider it practicable to proceed under the rule (26). At the CIMB Classic, the Committee chose to establish a “Dropping...

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Provisional Ball

Provisional Ball

  RULINGS EXPLANATION Provisional Ball Robby Ware, PGRA Rules Official 17 July 2016 Barbasol Championship A player in the 3rd round of the Barbasol Championship struck his tee shot into a water hazard. He announced to his fellow competitors...

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Home Town Event

Home Town Event

  As a young boy growing up in Memphis, one of the highlights of my summers was going to my home town PGA Tour event. I was able to see some of the greats of the game, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman and...

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The Green Mile

The Green Mile

The Quail Hollow Club has been the host of the Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour since 2003. The golf course was originally designed by George Cobb in 1961, modified by Arnold Palmer in 1986 and was redesigned by Tom Fazio in 1997 and...

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