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Lexi Thompson aims for a putt on the fourth hole during the final round of the ANA Inspiration on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club on April 2, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Lexi Thompson aims for a putt on the fourth hole during the final round of the ANA Inspiration on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club on April 2, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

After a series of incidents involving television viewers calling in regarding specific rules violations, the two leading golf associations, the United States Golf Association (USGA)...




  • Anna Diertrich, Pascale Reinhard, and Janet Siehnthiler from Switzerland stand outside Muirfield Golf Club following their round of golf on March 14, 2017 in Gullane, Scotland. Muirfield golf club members have voted to admit women members after the privately owned club voted 80 percent in favor in updating the membership policy. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

    Muirfield Welcomes Women—273 Years Later

    Sometime the pace of change in golf is glacial. Case in point: The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers—known simply to many as Muirfield. The quest to welcome women to... Read more

  • Dustin Johnson celebrates a par save on the 16th green during the final round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 19 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. The discussion about rules at the tournament spurred changes in the rules of the game. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

    Golf: Old Game, New Rules. What Impact?

    The words “change” and “golf” are not joined at the hip. But last year’s U.S. Open provided a clear illustration on how the sport functions, and doesn’t function, through its... Read more

  • Dustin Johnson after the final round at the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club on Feb. 19, 2017 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Harry How/Getty Images)

    Spinning New Records: DJ Style 

    To fully understand an athlete it takes close examination of the low times they’ve experienced in order to better evaluate the highs they have attained... Read more

  • Tiger Woods on the ninth green during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on Feb. 2 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

    Tiger’s Torment: Is Retirement Near?

    NEW YORK—The news came matter-of-factly: Tiger Woods announced Feb. 11 he was pulling out of two PGA events he previously committed to playing. That included this week’s Genesis Open at... Read more

  • Justin Thomas watches his drive on the 14th tee during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    Justin Thomas: No One’s Sidekick

    NEW YORK, NY. The real PGA Tour season is just underway with the two traditional events in Hawaii kicking off the New Year. What’s evident... Read more

  • US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is surrounded by his victorious players as they pose for a picture during the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Golf’s Top 10 Stories From 2016

    * Arnold Palmer’s passing.  The date of September 25 will forever be remembered. On the eve of the Ryder Cup Matches golf’s King — Arnold Palmer... Read more

  • Sam Brazel celebrates winning the UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday Dec 11, 20016. (Eddie So)

    UBS Hong Kong Open 2016: Phenomenal!

    HONG KONG—From a spectator’s prospective, this year’s UBS Hong Kong Golf Open can only be summed in one word, “Phenomenal” and you may be wondering,... Read more

  • Sam Brazel of Australia displays the Hong Kong Open Trophy after winning the UBS Hong Kong Open with a birdie on the last hole, on Sunday Dec 11, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Sam Brazel Clinches UBS Hong Kong Open with Final Hole Birdie.

    HONG KONG—Sam Brazel of Australia won the UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday Dec 11, producing a superb birdie on the last hole to clinch... Read more

  • Rafa Cabrera Bello chips to the 10th green, during round 3 of the UBS Hong Kong Open on Saturday Dec 10, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Cabrera Bello and Sam Brazel in Tie for the Lead at UBS Hong Kong Open

    HONG KONG—After 3 days of play, Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain and Sam Brazel of Australia are tied at the top of the leaderboard on... Read more

  • Rafa Cabrera Bello leader by 3 shots on 11 under par, at the half stage of the UBS Hong Kong Open 2016, hits an iron off the off the 18 tee, on Day 2 of the event on Friday Dec 9, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Rafa Cabrera Bello Sets the Pace at Hong Kong Open

    HONG KONG- Rafa Cabrera Bello leads the UBS Hong Kong Open by 3 shots at the half way stage. He carded -5 on Day 2... Read more

  • Danny Willett lines up his put on the 18th green on Day 1 of the UBS Hong Kong Open 2016 on Thursday Dec 8. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Tightly Packed After Opening Day at Hong Kong Golf Open

    HONG KONG—With perfect weather for low scores: sunshine, cooling temperatures and little wind the first day at the Hong Kong Open on Thursday Dec 8... Read more

  • Tiger Woods waits to putt on the 17th green during the Pro-Am at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Which Woods Shows Up This Week? Tiger Paws or Pause

    NEW YORK, NY—Given all the starts and stops it is likely Tiger Woods will return to formal competition with this play this week at the... Read more

  • Daniel Nisbet winner of the PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open hits an iron off the 16th tee on the final day Sunday Nov 6, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Daniel Nisbet Wins Clearwater Bay Open in Playoff Against Alexander Kang

    HONG KONG—Daniel Nisbet of Australia picked up 5 shots on the 4-shot overnight leader Alexander Kang to force a playoff, which Nisbet won with an... Read more

  • Alexander Kang takes a drink as he moves off the 10 Tee in round 3 of the PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open on Saturday Nov 5, 2016. Kang finished the day leading the field by 4 shots on 14 under par 196 total. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Alexander Kang has Four-Shot Lead Going into Clearwater Bay Final Round

    HONG KONG—Alexander Kang of USA shot a 7 under par 63 on Day 3 of the PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open to move 4... Read more

  • The lovely 7th hole at Clearwater Bay Golf Club, a par 4 which from the high tee position and a little breeze behind, most pros were able to drive over the water to the green on Day 2 of the PGA Tour China Series. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Beautiful Weather for Day 2 of the PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open

    HONG KONG—Another beautiful day for the 2nd round of The PGA Tour Clearwater Bay Open on Friday Nov 4. Sunshine all day and only a... Read more

  • (L-R) Charlie Saxon, Marty Dou and Jason Hak at Clearwater Bay on Nov 1, 2016 to take part in the PGA Tour China Series, inaugural Clearwater Bay Open between Nov 3 and 6. 
(Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    PGA Clearwater Bay Open Preview

    HONG KONG—The inaugural PGA Clearwater Bay Open starts on Thursday Nov. 3 with 120 players taking part. This is the first PGA Tour China Series... Read more

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