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From the Fairway: Golf Rules on Tour

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 March 2014 22:09 Sunday, 30 March 2014 21:37

Rory McIlroy

(R&A) There have been several high-profile Rules cases in the first few months of 2014.

Here are few of these Rules explained:



From the Fairway: Golf Ball Rules and Conformance Testing – Q&A

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 01:06 Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:55


(R&A) What are the specifications relating to the golf ball? What is the List of Conforming Golf Balls? Do practice and refurbished golf balls conform to the Rules? Claire Bates (Assistant Director – Equipment Standards) explains…



From the Fairway: World Golf Hall of Fame Announces Changes to Enshrinement Process

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2014 22:51 Sunday, 23 March 2014 22:38


ORLANDO, Florida (PGA TOUR) — The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will introduce a new process for individuals to be inducted beginning with the Class of 2015, in an announcement made Sunday by PGA TOUR Commissioner and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors Tim Finchem.

The changes are the result of an extensive review of the Ballot and Nomination process announced last fall. The review included an evaluation of the ballot system and voting body, along with criteria such as tournament victories and age, and the changing dynamics of the game and its constituents.



From The Fairway: Choi Shoots Course Record at Australian Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 February 2014 23:09 Sunday, 16 February 2014 22:53

Chella Choi

Canadian Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — South Korea's Chella Choi set a new course record with a 10-under 62 and took a share of the lead after the third round of the Women's Australian Open on Saturday.

A day after Sweden's Anna Nordqvist broke the women's course record with a 64 at the par-72 Victoria Golf Club, Choi eclipsed that mark with two eagles and seven birdies.



From The Fairway: Augusta Ice Storm Puts an End to Eisenhower Tree

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 February 2014 22:44 Sunday, 16 February 2014 22:38

Eisenhower Tree

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part of Augusta National that not even a sitting U.S. president could have it taken down, was removed from the 17th hole this weekend because of damage from an ice storm, the club said.



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