Devices can't be used in British Open
Finding the exact yardage for a golf shot in some competitions just got easier Monday.
The Royal & Ancient, which governs the rules of golf outside the United States and Mexico, announced that distance measuring devices like laser-guided range finders, would be allowed in their amateur events in 2014.
The R&A stressed that it would not apply to the year's third major, the Open Championship, or any qualifying events for the Open.
Former world No. 1 Luke Donald didn't agree with the decision and took to twitter to express his opinion.
Lasers are gr8 4 rounds w/ yr mates & 4 caddies 2 check yardages in practice rounds but I dont think they should be used in competitions.— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) January 27, 2014
The R&A noted that while they were making this decision for tournaments they host and organize, it will still be up to local clubs if they wish to enact this ruling.
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