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The 17 biggest rules issues of 2021 … so far (www.golfdigest.com)

Normally, a roundup of rules issues needs at least a full season to marinate. Just four months into 2021, however, we’ve already got enough infractions to compile a good old-fashioned list.

While they can sometimes be nauseating to report on and discuss, there is no question that the people dig rules mix-ups. They are often controversial and/or confrontational, and players not named Patrick Reed tend to get the benefit of the doubt given the absurdity of many of golf’s archaic rules. Believe it or not, Reed only appears once on this list, and he may have later been vindicated by one of the sport’s golden boys running into a similar situation in the same tournament, on the same day.

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