It’s all go for January after the R&A and USGA published their finalised Rules of Golf. So what’s coming in? Steve Carroll outlines the changes.
Ted Potter Jnr Wins Par-Three Contest At Augusta
Ted Potter Jnr has won the Masters par-three contest at Augusta, after being tied four-under par with Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Nick Wateny and Matt Kuchar following nine holes.
The American now faces an uphill task to be crowed champion. However, the winner has never gone on to win The Masters in the same year. Potter will be looking to change this and with his undeniably outstanding victory over Mickelson and Kuchar in the play-off, he should enter the tournament with his head high and adrenaline pumping.
Earlier in the day chairman Billy Payne made the announcement that the top 50 golfers after 36 holes will make the cut this year. Since 1962 the top 44 players and those who are tied for 44th after the said 36 holes have elapsed in the Major have made the cut, though this will be increased following the announcement this week. Any player within 10 shots of the lead will still qualify for the final two rounds.
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