Golf: Try Figuring Out These 5 Confusing USGA Rules

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Golf: Try Figuring Out These 5 Confusing USGA Rules
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Rules. Nobody likes them, but we need them. Sports, in particular, are defined by rules. Without rules, sports would have little to no appeal for anyone.

As far as the amount of rules any particular sport has, it would be challenging to find a sport that comes close to the number of rules that govern the game of golf.

Every year the United States Golf Association (USGA) comes out with the newest edition of the Official Rules of Golf, in conjunction with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in the U.K.

Most of these rules are simple and full of good old common sense. However, there are some that are not quite so simple. A number of these rules are downright confusing. Often, it is not so much the rule that confuses us, but the way it has been worded.

While looking through the latest edition of the rules, here are five that baffled me the most.

The fact that I'm easily confused should have no bearing on this article...

Enjoy the confusion!

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