What golf experts and players say about new Rules of Golf for 2019

What golf experts and players say about new Rules of Golf for 2019

Golf

What golf experts and players say about new Rules of Golf for 2019

By

Rory McIlroy talks to caddie Dave Renwick on the 18th green after he was informed of a rules violation during the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

(Getty Images)

On the local rule on stroke and distance

“I was a little surprised by it, but I think it makes sense. If you watch people playing recreationally, and they happen to lose a ball and they didn’t hit a provisional from the tee, what is the normal player going to do? They’re not going to return to the tee. They’re going to go over to the side of the fairway or where they think it was lost, and drop a ball and play on – probably not adding a two-stroke penalty, but the USGA and R&A rightly made it a two-stroke penalty.”

Darin Green, Florida State Golf Association

Latest

More Golfweek
Home