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Rules experts trying to simplify the complex game of golf (The Associated Press)

Posted: August 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2010, file photo, Dustin Johnson, left, walks with rules official David Price on the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Johnson was later assessed a two-stroke penalty for grounding his club in a bunker on the hole. Top rules experts from around the world have been meeting privately the last five years to simplify the rules in what could be the most expansive rules overhaul ever. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

For the last five years, the top rules experts in golf have come together from around the world to study a jigsaw puzzle. ”Everyone wants the game to be simple, but it’s a complex game,” Pagel, the USGA’s senior director of rules, said in an interview at the Olympics. Pagel declined to give a timetable, though USGA executive director Mike Davis said it could be released next year.

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