PRESIDENTS CUP / Jordan Spieth disqualified from hole after bizarre rules violation

Bizarre ruling sees Jordan Spieth disqualified from hole after picking up Louis Oosthuizen’s golf ball.

The International Team haven’t won many holes at the 2017 Presidents Cup but they were gifted one during the Saturday afternoon four-ball match between Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed and Jason Day/Louis Ooosthuizen.

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Watch Justin Thomas’ dramatic putt that took 12 seconds to drop

Justin Thomas won the 2017 PGA Championship but along the way he sunk a putt that took a very long time to fall in the hole.

Justin Thomas arrived at the par-5 10th hole during his final round at Quail Hollow two shots behind

The 22-year-old American walked away in disgust after seeing the golf ball hang over the edge of the cup.

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Golfer loses US Junior semi-final after picking up ball that wasn’t conceded

Here is a heartbreaking rules reminder about gimme putts in match play golf: Never pick up your golf ball unless you’re sure it has been conceded.

A bizarre rules violation caused heartbreak for a 17-year-old golfer during the US Girls’ Junior tournament in Missouri.

And it’s probably worth making sure you understand this rule so you don’t ever make the same mistake when playing match play yourself.

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Jon Rahm wins Irish Open amid rules controversy

Spain’s Jon Rahm romped to a six-stroke victory at the Irish Open at Portstewart yesterday but it wasn’t without controversy.

Jon Rahm seems to have come from nowhere. After turning professional just a year ago, Rahm now has two professional victories and a string of great finishes that has seen him rocket up inside the top-10 of the world golf rankings.

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New rule will limit the use of video review in golf tournaments

In a remarkably swift move for golf’s ruling bodies, the R&A and USGA have announced a change to the rules of golf which will limit the use of video review.

As a result of the controversy surrounding Lexi thompson’s four-stroke penalty during the final stages of the recent ANA Inspiration tournament, the R&A and USGa have reacted quickly to introduce a new decision to the rules of golf which will reduce the use of video evidence while enforcing the rules of golf and place the emphasis back on player integrity.

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CLOSER LOOK: Proposed new Rules of Golf when dropping a ball

One of the more puzzling proposed changes to the Rules of Golf concerns the new procedure for dropping a ball.

Arguably the proposal for the new Rules of Golf on how to drop the golf ball has raised the most eye-brows. If implemented on January 1, 2019 no longer will golfers have to drop the golf ball from shoulder height, but simply drop it from any height, in any old way.

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