Bernhard Langer, two shots to make 2 yards

Bernhard Langer's last hopes of success at the TimberTech Championship were dashed at 17, when his throw got lost in the foliage bordering the water hazard

by Andrea Gussoni
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Bernhard Langer, two shots to make 2 yards
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Title holder, German Bernhard Langer came close to adding a 47th victory to his exceptional record on the PGA Tour Champions. But an unfortunate double-bogey on the penultimate hole prevented him from thwarting Padraig Harrington's plans in Boca Raton (Florida) this Sunday.

Bernhard Langer, results

Bernhard Langer's last hopes of success at the TimberTech Championship were dashed at 17, when his throw got lost in the foliage bordering the water hazard. In search of a 7th Schwab Cup (victory in the general classification of the season), the 66-year-old German player then tried to knock it out without much success and the shot that followed did not travel more than 1 meter !

Still second overall behind Steve Stricker, Langer is now closely followed by Padraig Harrington, victorious with a 7-stroke lead! The PGA Tour Champions Finals will take place this week in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 jurisdiction 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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