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  1. Rulesman

    Phil Breaks the Rules Again

    Did you not read the decision posted earlier http://www.usga.org/rules/rules-and-decisions.html#!decision-13,d13-2-14
  2. Rulesman

    Phil Breaks the Rules Again

    I would agree, but didn't the referee, when he came back (at about 2.50), agree with Phil that it wouldn't be a breach? Or did I misunderstand what they were saying?
  3. A pair of compasses, also known simply as a bow compass, is a technical drawing instrument that can be used for inscribing circles or arcs. As dividers, they can also be used as tools to measure distances, in particular on maps. Compasses can be used for mathematics, drafting, navigation and other purposes. A protractor is a measuring instrument, typically made of transparent plastic or glass, for measuring angles. Most protractors measure angles in degrees (°). Radian-scale protractors measure angles in radians.
  4. A "marker" is one who is appointed by the Committee to record a competitor's score in stroke play. He may be a fellow-competitor. He is not a referee. He cannot make decisions or rulings. He may refuse to sign a card however.
  5. The issue is about the player's best estimate. That is what the rule requires. No more, no less
  6. The rule does not say that. It simply requires "his best judgment in determining the point where the ball last crossed the hazard margin". Where is Virtual Certainty mentioned in relation to the last crossing point?
  7. Rulesman

    Liar, cheater, advocate, different opinion?

    How did they witness it? On TV or in situ?
  8. Rulesman

    Liar, cheater, advocate, different opinion?

    How many actual witnesses have come forward to say his drop was not fine
  9. Rulesman

    Zach Johnson & Rule 16-2

    How long do you think he should wait?
  10. It has been reported that the PGA, after consulting with the USGA, have allowed DeChambeau to continue using that compass (a "bow" compass is the correct term). He said he uses it only to check the actual pin position when he is on the green. When he knows the correct location, he can assess the borrow by looking at the book he carries with a diagram of each green. The compass is apparently not used to actually measure the borrow at all.
  11. I gather it was in the 1984 R&A version of the Combined Decisions. It was not in the 1992 USGA version but was in the 2008 version. When it first appeared in the USGA version I don't know. Before that, committees had been allowed to make their own Local Rules for local conditions, but anything modifying a Rule had to be first approved by the governing authority. It was mentioned in the R&A's Decisions Books as an example: to permit the removal of stones in bunkers, the approval of the Rules of Golf Committee must be obtained. A 1981 card from Ladybank Golf Club (eastern Scotland) says "Stones may be removed from bunkers before playing a stroke, without penalty, so long as the ball does not move."
  12. Rulesman

    Phil Mickelson Rule

    Apparently, John Daly's case was a precedent case in a USGA ruling. But it was not published as a Decision in the Decision Book.
  13. I can't see how that type of compass can indicate direction. It certainly can be used to measure or gauge distance.
  14. Rulesman

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    They will be producing this: The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf: This “guidebook” replaces the Decisions book, and will contain information to support committees and officials. It includes interpretations on the Rules, Committee procedures (available model local rules and information on establishing the terms of the competition), and the Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities. It is a “long-form” resource document intended as a supplementary publication. It will be available as a pdf around September 2018 and will be available in print before the end of 2018.
  15. Do you mean they added it to their hard card or put it in the Rules. The USGA and the R&A agreed on a universal set of rules in 1952.

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