Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Brooks Koepka of the United States look on during a practice round prior to the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 04, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia.

Let’s review the rules of golf before the PGA and LIV merger ! Why? Today we learned the PGA Tour, LIV, and the World Tour will unify under one umbrella. Up until now, the LIV golf league, operated by the Saudi’s, has thrown tons of money at household name players so they’d leave the PGA. The strategy has largely worked with players like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and others making a run for the LIV money.

Others like Rory McElroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods have remained loyal to the PGA Tour where they made their fame and fortune.

Now, literally, overnight, the leagues have merged. The most surprising part of this announcement is that this announcement is a surprise. In this day of social media and news leaks, nobody had any idea this was about to happen. Players and agents were caught by surprise.

So, I thought today, before the rest of the golf world ends up on its head we’d review the rules of golf for fun during Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida. Be caller number 9 at 239-337-3776 or 239-337-ESPN and compete for prizes. If you are not lucky enough to get through then play at home or at work with your friends and family. The questions and answers are below. Help us review the rules of golf before the PGA and LIV merger ! Good luck!

Craig Shemon
ESPN Southwest Florida

  • 1. WHAT IS IT CALLED WHEN A PLAYER SHOOTS 3 UNDER PAR ON AN INDIVIDUAL HOLE?

  • A: ALBATROSS

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  • 2. ACCORDING TO RULE 11 HOW MANY CLUB LENGTHS BEHIND THE TEE MARKERS MAY A PLAYER TEE UP A BALL?

  • A: 2

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  • 3. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CLUBS YOU MAY HAVE TO START A ROUND?

  • A: 14

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  • 4. IN MATCH PLAY WHAT PENALTY DOES A PLAYER INCUR FOR TEEING OFF IN FRONT OF THE TEE MARKERS?

  • A: RULE 11-4 SAYS TWO STROKE PENALTY

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  • 5. WATER HAZARDS ARE DEFINED BY WHAT COLOR STAKES OR LINES?

  • A: YELLOW

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  • 6. IN 2019 THE TIME LIMIT TO SEARCH FOR A BALL WAS REDUCED FROM 5 MINUTES TO HOW LONG?

  • A: 3 MINUTES

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  • 7. WHAT IS THE DIAMETER OF THE HOLE?

  • A: 4 1/4 INCHES

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  • 8. WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR HITTING OUT OF BOUNDS?

  • A: ONE STROKE AND DISTANCE

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  • 9. FOR A NON EXEMPT PLAYER TO BE INVITED BACK TO THE MASTERS HOW WELL MUST HE FINISH?

  • A: TOP 12 PLUS TIES

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  • 10. IN THE REST OF THE MAJORS HOW WELL MUST A NON EXEMPT PLAYER FINISH TO BE INVITED BACK?

  • A: TOP 4 AND TIES

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