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New rules will offer bunker relief … for a price
Many of you will be pleased to know that the blue coats at the USGA do indeed have empathy for those of us who are bunker-challenged (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Nov. 5).

Under the new rules, beginning Jan. 1, you may remove your ball from a bunker for the low, low price of two strokes (video).

That might be a bargain for many of us hacks.

Jim Kavanagh
St. Augustine, Fla.
(Kavanagh is a senior rules official with the Florida State Golf Association.)

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