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Denied: By the USGA and the R&A, the use of a drawing compass during a round of golf, according to a report on GolfChannel.com. The device, also known as a compass and often used in geometry, was employed by Bryson DeChambeau to determine hole locations on his green-reading materials. The PGA Tour initially OK’d the device, but the governing bodies cited Rule 14-3a, according to the report. 

Announced: By the USGA, changes to the selection process for international teams that will include more transparency and automatic qualifiers via the World Amateur Golf Ranking. The changes will affect the World Amateur Team Championships, the Walker Cup and the Curtis Cup (details). 

Selected: By the USGA, Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md., as host site of the 2021 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. Columbia, a 1911 Herbert H. Barker design, played host to the 1921 U.S. Open, which was won by England’s James M. Barnes, and the 2003 U.S. Junior, which was won by Brian Harman. This year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior will be played July 16-21 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.