SOUTHPORT, England – The R&A and USGA will announce a change to the Rules of Golf on Tuesday that is expected to ensure a Lexi Thompson situation does not crop up in the future. The governing bodies met at Augusta National during the Masters, where Lexi Thompson’s controversial four-shot penalty during the ANA Inspiration was discussed at great length. Thompson incorrectly replaced her ball on the 17th hole during the third round. Thompson was only notified of the incident while walking off the 12th green in the fourth round after a TV viewer alerted LPGA officials to the infraction. The 22-year-old was handed a two-shot penalty for incorrectly marking her ball, and another two-shot penalty for
Today, we sit down with Mark Blackburn, the coach behind Kevin Chappell's breakthrough win at the 2017 Valero Texas Open. Blackburn has worked with Chappell since the 2012 U.S. Open. Together they've racked up six second-place finishes in addition to the victory in San Antonio, Kevin's first.
Last time we saw Sergio Garcia, he was winning his long-awaited first major at the 2017 Masters. He was super happy about it. He continued being happy about it throughout his barnstorming tour through New York City. And what’s he doing now? Well, after scoring an invitation to Rory McIlroy’s wedding on Saturday, he spent Sunday attending Real Madrid’s match against Barcelona (he’s a lifelong Madrid fan), IN HIS GREEN JACKET. He even got to get the match underway. So, basically: Yea, life is pretty good for Sergio Garcia right now.