PGA to test dis­tance-mea­sur­ing de­vices at se­lect events

New Straits Times - - Sport -

MI­AMI: Tests of dis­tance-mea­sure­ment de­vices dur­ing com­pe­ti­tion will be un­der­taken from April to July at se­lect PGA Canada, PGA Lati­noamer­ica and Web.com Tour events, the US PGA Tour an­nounced Tues­day.

Each tour will per­mit de­vices to be used by play­ers and cad­dies in four events on each tour by en­act­ing a tem­po­rar­ily lo­cal rule that al­lows mea­sure­ment of dis­tance only, not slope, wind or el­e­va­tion.

“For years, there has been sig­nif­i­cant dis­cus­sion and de­bate about whether dis­tance mea­sur­ing de­vices would have a pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive im­pact on com­pe­ti­tion at the high­est lev­els of pro­fes­sional golf,” tour chief tour­na­ments of­fi­cer Andy Pazder said.

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