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The Ruling Class
John Garrity
June 23, 1997
Working the Open is the ultimate assignment for golf's rules gurus
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June 23, 1997

The Ruling Class

Working the Open is the ultimate assignment for golf's rules gurus

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As for the incident itself, Elkington explains that he raked the sand because his footprints were in the line of play of Mark Brooks, whose ball was in the bunker. Doesn't decision 13-2/8.5 entitle Brooks to his original lie and line of play and more or less compel Elkington to remove his footprints?

Well, yeah. No violation. No penalty.

"Elkington's pretty sharp on the rules," Meeks concedes.

The rules can be pretty sharp themselves—barbed, even. Ask Jones.

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