Incredible eagle allowed Adrian Meronk to win

In total this week, Meronk made four eagles, including two in the final round.

by Andrea Gussoni
Incredible eagle allowed Adrian Meronk to win
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During the second round of the Andalucia Masters, on the par 5 of hole no. 6, Adrian Meronk sent his second shot straight towards out of bounds. But he was able to count on a very lucky bounce in the trees which sent his ball back… onto the green.

An unexpected twist of fate that the Pole took advantage of by tucking in the string for eagle! In total this week, Meronk made four eagles, including two in the final round. This second shot returned at 9 this Sunday clearly placed the “forgotten” player from the last Ryder Cup on the path to victory.

Adrian Meronk, video

The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.

They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body of golf throughout the world, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are the responsibility of the United States Golf Association.

An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.

The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and managing the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.

The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they are applied outdoors, close to nature and animals. Respect for the rules is a basic element in the game of golf, which, almost always based on the self-control and free conscience of the players, often sees distorted results, consciously at times, but often unconsciously or through carelessness, due to non-compliance on the part of many players of the game rules.

In addition to rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing the round with due respect for the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an essential component of this sport.

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