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Morri: Settle down now, children

Morri: Settle down now, children

Divided. That, sadly, is the one word answer I would feel compelled to give if asked to sum up golf right now. 7 Mar 2019
Thomas & USGA to debate new rules

Thomas & USGA to debate new rules

Justin Thomas and the USGA are taking their Twitter beef over rules changes offline. 4 Mar 2019
Governing bodies clarify caddie rule

Governing bodies clarify caddie rule

The Royal & Ancient and United States Golf Association issued clarification on where and when a caddie can stand behind a player who is lining up a shot following two controversial incidents at two different events. 7 Feb 2019
OGILVY: Where the USGA continues to get it wrong

OGILVY: Where the USGA continues to get it wrong

Sitting at home watching the US Open at Shinnecock Hills, the first emotion I felt was envy. I’ve missed the last two championships after playing a ton of them in a row, but 2018 was different from 2017. Apart from a little bit of bruised ego, I wasn’t jealous at all of those who played at Erin Hills last year. It looked like a pretty good one to miss. 29 Aug 2018
John Daly walks after USGA stalls on cart

John Daly walks after USGA stalls on cart

John Daly has reportedly vowed he'll never play in another US Senior Open a day after officials declined to immediately grant him permission to use a cart at this week's championship in Colorado. 27 Jun 2018
The 118th US Open: Tarnished

The 118th US Open: Tarnished

Will the 2018 US Open be remembered for Brooks Koepka’s terrific play, or the latest chapter in USGA course set-up incompetence? 21 Jun 2018
Don't ruin future US Opens, warns Leishman

Don't ruin future US Opens, warns Leishman

Marc Leishman has urged the USGA to take a leaf out of the PGA Tour's book to avoid ruining future US Opens, with a five-star list of upcoming venues including the iconic Pebble Beach. 18 Jun 2018
Mickelson reaches boiling point at Shinnecock

Mickelson reaches boiling point at Shinnecock

Yes folks, it has happened again. Adding another chapter to an already over-long book of farcical happenings at U.S Opens, day three of the 118th version was hijacked by a man who shot 81. 17 Jun 2018
McIlroy critical of USGA ahead of US Open

McIlroy critical of USGA ahead of US Open

Former US Open winner Rory McIlroy has warned the USGA not to "overthink" the set-up of Shinnecock Hills when it hosts the second major championship of the year. 4 Jun 2018
R&A, USGA release official 'modern' rules of golf

R&A, USGA release official 'modern' rules of golf

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and the United States Golf Association have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented from January 1, 2019. 13 Mar 2018
Two-hole play-off in event of US Open tie

Two-hole play-off in event of US Open tie

June's US Open will have a new two-hole play-off in the event of a tied finish after the USGA abandoned its 18-hole, next-day format. 27 Feb 2018
R&A, USGA introduce new rule to limit video reviews

R&A, USGA introduce new rule to limit video reviews

The R&A and the USGA have issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf, which takes effect immediately, to limit the use of video evidence in the game. 26 Apr 2017
One step closer to a single world handicap system

One step closer to a single world handicap system

The R&A and the USGA have started working towards developing a single world handicap system for the game. 21 Apr 2017
“Variable distance balls not radical”: USGA chief

“Variable distance balls not radical”: USGA chief

United States Golf Association chief Mike Davis has suggested the use of “variable distance” golf balls as a solution to one of golf’s burning issues; the distances hit by modern professional golfers. 10 Mar 2017
Rules of Golf need to change: GA

Rules of Golf need to change: GA

Australian golf’s governing body, Golf Australia, is backing a top-level push to cut and simplify the Rules of Golf to attract more players to the game. 21 Sep 2016
Aussie Curtis Luck wins prestigious U.S Amateur

Aussie Curtis Luck wins prestigious U.S Amateur

Western Australia's Curtis Luck has become just the third Australian to win the coveted US Amateur Championship in its 116-year history. 22 Aug 2016
Sauers beats rare illness to win U.S Senior Open

Sauers beats rare illness to win U.S Senior Open

Gene Sauers is happy to be able to play golf again. Winning the US Senior Open in a dramatic finish is just icing on the cake after being forced away from the game for seven years because of a life-threatening illness. 16 Aug 2016