The PGA Tour will begin testing distance-measuring devices at four events on three tours beginning this summer. The USGA and R&A announced earlier this month that it would allow DMDs or rangefinders during competition beginning in 2019. For four events on the Web.com, Mackenzie (Canadian) and Latinoamerica tours this summer, the PGA Tour will temporarily enact a local rule that will allow DMDs to measure distance but not slope, elevation or wind. “For years there has been significant discussion and debate about whether distance-measuring devices would have a positive or negative impact on competition at the highest levels of professional golf,” said PGA Tour chief tournaments and competitions officer Andy Pazder.
Brussels (AFP) - Belgian Philippe Gilbert took a solo victory in Tuesday's opening stage of the final warm-up event ahead of Sunday's prestigious Tour of Flanders.The 34-year-old Quick Step Floors rider finished 17 seconds ahead of Australia's Luke Durbridge
South Africa's Richard Murray finished first in the inaugural Triathlon Super League event and took the A$100,000 ($75,970.00) first prize but the revolutionary format was also the winner as organisers enjoyed an all-action three days of racing. The 28-year-old beat strong competition in a starting field that included compatriot and Rio Olympic bronze medallist Henri Schoeman, Russian duo Igor and Dmitry Polyanskiy, Spain's 2016 ITU world champion Mario Mola, 2015 under-23 world champion Jake Birtwhistle and Britain's double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee, who dropped out during the event through illness.