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Published: By the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A, the new Rules of Golf, ahead of their effective date on Jan. 1. The game’s governing bodies also introduced a Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf, which is designed to provide a shorter version of the rules (list of changes).

Announced: By Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club, that NBC Sports will provide three hours of live coverage of the final round of the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur on April 6. The first two rounds of the 72-player, 54-hole tournament will be played at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta on April 3-4. After a cut to the low 30 and ties, a practice round will be played April 5 at Augusta National before the final round on the Saturday before the Masters Tournament. The broadcast times will be noon-3 p.m. ET.