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Haydn Porteous, Zander Lombard and Anthony Wall qualify for The Open in South Africa. More info
The R&A and USGA release 2016 edition of Rules of Golf. Read more
Browse the Rules Explorer, our comprehensive resource of the Rules of Golf, Equipment, Etiquette, the Rules of Amateur Status and Guidance on Running a Competition. Learn More
Your Distance Measuring Device questions answered. Read more