Jason Day and Lydia Ko win the mixed event

The recent edition of the Grant Thornton Invitational saw the triumph of the duo formed by the Australian Jason Day and the New Zealander Lydia Ko.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Jason Day and Lydia Ko win the mixed event
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The recent edition of the Grant Thornton Invitational, a mixed team tournament hosted in Florida by the PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour, saw the triumph of the duo formed by the Australian Jason Day and the New Zealander Lydia Ko.

Former number one in men's and women's golf respectively, the two stood out with a total score of "-26", overtaking Canadians Corey Conners and Brooke Henderson in second place with "-25", and Swedes Ludvig Aberg and Madelene Sagstrom in third with "-24", after a spectacular comeback in the third and final round.

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The prestigious result guaranteed Day and Ko a handsome reward of one million dollars to be shared equally. You have to go back to 1999, during the celebration of the JCPenney Classic, to find the last mixed team event organized jointly by the two golf associations.

Today, 24 years later, the victory of the Australian-New Zealand duo represents a new beginning for fans of the discipline. The rules of golf represent a set of standard rules and procedures to be followed when playing the sport.

They are compiled and jointly managed by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body for golf worldwide. In the United States and Mexico, this responsibility is instead entrusted to 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, with the latest revision effective January 1, 2016. Changes to golf regulations are generally aimed at improving understanding of them and to the reduction, in some cases, of penalties in order to ensure a balance.

The volume entitled "Rules of Golf" is published on a regular basis and includes regulations that establish the status of amateur. In Italy, Federgolf is the body responsible for supervising competitions, ensuring that the rules issued by the R&A are respected by Clubs, Associations and their members and also managing any issues of sporting justice at an international level, in defense of the interests Italians. There are the rules of golf.

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