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USGA Changes Rule on Ball Moved By Wind

(FAR HILLS, N.J.) Oct. 25, 2011 — The USGA and R&A have changed the rule that penalizes a player whose ball is moved by the wind or other natural factors after he grounds his putter.

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USGA Lightens Penalty for Innocent Scorecard Errors

(AUGUSTA, Ga.) April 7, 2011 — The USGA and R&A eased the penalty for an innocent Padraig Harrington-style scorecard error — downgrading it from a DQ to a two-stroke penalty, the Augusta Chronicle reported.

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USGA’s Groove Rule Applies in 2011 Qualifying

(FAR HILLS, N.J.) Feb. 17, 2011 –The USGA’s condition of competition regarding groove rules applied in 2010 for sectional qualifying (final stage) for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open will now extend to local qualifying this … Continue reading

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Canada, USGA Reach Am Deal

(OTTAWA, Canada) Feb. 11, 2011 — After years of discussion, Golf Canada and the USGA have struck a deal to grant Canadian Amateur champions spots in corresponding U.S. amateur championships.  More.

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USGA Tweaks Open Exemptions

(FAR HILLS, N.J.) Feb. 6, 2011 — The USGA tweaked U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open qualifying exemptions, with changes to be phased in over two years.

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