Otago Daily Times

Distance devices allowed


Golf: The PGA of America said yesterday it will allow distanceme­asuring devices to be used during competitio­n at the three major tournament­s it operates, including the PGA Championsh­ip, in a bid to speed up play.

The policy, which also allows for such devices to be used at the Women's PGA Championsh­ip and Senior PGA Championsh­ip, will debut with the May 2023 PGA Championsh­ip that will be played at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

According to the PGA of America, the devices allowed can report only on distance and direction. Devices that calculate elevation changes or that suggest a club for a player will not be allowed. — Reuters

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