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Sobel: Rules of Golf? Yes, we're baffled, too

Phil Mickelson's one-ball controversy Friday at the Presidents Cup exposed the confusion over golf's "Rules," alienating those who might have been inclined to play and watch the sport.

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Fitzpatrick cards 64, leads British Masters by 1

England's Matthew Fitzpatrick birdied his final two holes to card a seven-under par round of 64 and lead by one stroke after the first day of the British Masters at Woburn on Thursday.


Schmitz wins U.S. Mid-Am, earns Masters spot

Sammy Schmitz won the U.S. Mid-Amateur on Thursday to earn a Masters invitation, making a hole-in-one on the 260-yard, par-4 33rd hole in a 3-and-2 victory over Marc Dull at John's Island Club.

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Injured Furyk relishes role as Cup cheerleader

Jim Furyk, who decided on Friday he wouldn't be able to play in the Presidents Cup because of an injured wrist, traveled to South Korea anyway to serve as an assistant for the U.S.

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Cheng wins shortened Asia-Pacific, makes Masters

Third-round leader Jin Cheng of China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur golf championship on Sunday -- and a spot in the Masters -- when heavy rain and high winds canceled the fourth round.

Spieth recaps a Player of the Year season (3:55)
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Grillo wins Web.com Tour Champ. on 25-foot birdie

Argentina's Emiliano Grillo made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Web.com Tour Finals-ending Web.Com Tour Championship, and Rob Oppenheim got the last PGA Tour card when

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Wrist injury keeps Furyk out of Presidents Cup

Less than one week before the opening session of the Presidents Cup, Jim Furyk announced he won't be able to compete for the United States because of a lingering wrist injury.

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Where in the world is Anthony Kim?

Anthony Kim, the former star of the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team who hasn't played on the PGA Tour since 2012, denies he's staying away from golf for financial reasons.

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SMU ban deprives NCAA golf champ of repeat bid

The NCAA banned the SMU men's golf program from postseason play in 2015-16 and hit it with scholarship reductions on Tuesday for violations that also included problems in the men's hoops program.


Michael Collins @ESPNCaddie

My point was that there are too many rules. Maybe y'all didn't understand my ironic hashtag. The OFFICIAL didn't know that rule!

Bob Harig @BobHarig

Okay, keep this straight: 1-ball condition in effect PGA Tour, Euro Tour, majors but not PGA Championship or RC when played in US. Got it?

John Buccigross @Buccigross

GOLF – PRESIDENTS CUP The International Team cut Team USA’s deficit to 5½-4½ following Friday’s four-ball matches

Bizarre Mickelson gaffe at Presidents Cup

Phil Mickelson was penalized for using a different type of golf ball but still was able to bounce back and halve his Presidents Cup match. The U.S. lead is just one point after the day's action.


The Open @theopen

On this day in 2009, the IOC voted in favour of welcoming golf back to the Olympic Games. 301 days to go until #Rio2016!

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

ICYMI: Mickelson violated one-ball rule; assessed loss of hole; wrongly DQ'd from hole; goes from AS to 2-down; bounces back to halve match.

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Phil Mickelson spittin' fire: "I feel like we spotted the Internationals' best team two holes and they still couldn't beat us. Just saying."

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Phil Mickelson holes out approach from fairway bunker. Follows one-ball violation with two-ball determination.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

To clarify: That time you hit an entire sleeve into the pond, then finished the hole with a Slazenger range ball was definitely a violation.