WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. captain Juli Inkster is doing her best to avoid any more controversy over conceded putts in a Solheim Cup. American players got reminders from rules officials Tuesday about how conceded putts work, and Inkster was taking her own measures to assure there isn’t another debacle over a concession, or the lack of a concession. On every one of the foursomes or fourball teams Inkster sends out, she will designate one of her players to be responsible for conceding putts. “That’s kind of the way I’ve done it with my team,” Inkster said. “One person takes control of giving the putts. That way, we don’t really have any controversy.’ Two years ago, American Alison Lee was penalized
It’s been a rough summer for Brandt Snedeker. The 36-year-old hasn’t played since a T-14 finish at the Travelers Championship in June due to injury, and announced Wednesday he is shutting it down indefinitely in order to get healthy. “I would first like to thank everyone for their well wishes over the last few weeks, it has meant a lot to me,” Snedeker posted on Twitter. “Unfortunately I have not progressed in my rehab like we would have hoped and therefore will be shutting it down for an indefinite period of time until I get back to 100% healthy. My sternum joint has become unstable and does not allow me to hit a golf ball without pain. My medical team and I are looking into every option to
Golf's complicated rulebook found another victim Tuesday, this time at the U.S. Amateur, where former Drexel golfer Chris Crawford was disqualified for using a distance-measuring device that had an activated slope reader accessed by his fill-in caddie. Crawford, 23, who lives outside of Philadelphia, got off to a good start earlier in his second round of stroke-play qualifying at Bel Air Country Club in Los Angeles and was in position to make the 64-player match play when he heard his caddie mention something about slope when getting a yardage from his distance-measuring device. "I was a little flustered and knew something was wrong," Crawford said via phone on Tuesday night. "I asked my caddie what the deal was with his range finder.