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

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

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KILDEER, IL - JULY 01: Stacy Lewis hits her tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club on July 1, 2018 in Kildeer, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images for KPMG)

(Scott Halleran/Getty Images for KPMG)

On caddies no longer lining up players

“I just think lining up is an essential part of the game and it’s something that kids need to learn how to do. I think as professionals, all we work on is lining up because that’s how important it is. And so, if you’re constantly being lined up by somebody else, it doesn’t help you learn. I think that one’s good.”

– Stacy Lewis, LPGA player (above)

“I’m fine with that. I was a player that had my caddie line me up for a long time. Now we have to be more accountable. I think it’s a good thing.”

– Lizette Salas, LPGA player

“I’m happy to see that go away. I’ve always felt like it’s a big part of playing the game, but I also understand the desire to, within the rules, help you out in that department. There are some players who do it very quickly and efficiently and there are others who do it very sluggishly…. I think it’s good for the optics of women’s golf in general too, that all of a sudden people have to rely on their own selves rather than sort of delegating to their caddies.”

–Karen Stupples, LPGA player

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