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Rule change to use of video evidence after Lexi fiasco

governing bodies announced sweeping rule changes to the use of video evidence in the wake of the furore that erupted after Lexi Thompson was deprived of an almost-certain victory at the ANA Inspiration this month. Thompson was hit with a four-stroke penalty with six holes left to play in the final round of the season's first major after a television viewer reported a rules infringement relating to an incident in the third round a day earlier. The 22-year-old American, who had been leading by two shots at the time, battled back to reach a playoff but ultimately lost to South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon.

On Tuesday, the Royal and Ancient and US Golf Association issued a statement setting out new guidelines. Under new regulations which take immediate effect, a "limit" will be placed on the use of video evidence.


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