David Rickman

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Haotong Li and his caddie walk to the tenth hole during day four of the Saudi International. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Golf officials issued clarification on where and when a caddie can stand behind a player who is lining up a shot following two controversial incident(...)

Drop it: Pádraig Harrington of Ireland takes a penalty drop in Augusta in 2009. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If you’ve ever felt like you needed a law degree or a mathematical qualification to play a simple round of golf, one which involves hitting a small wh(...)

Ian Poulter is among the players  that were urging the governing bodies to ban  detailed maps of greens during tournaments. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The use of green-reading materials is set to be limited from next year under proposals announced by the game’s governing bodies. Following a six-week(...)

A two-shot penalty was handed out to Lexi Thompson for failing to replace her ball properly, which was picked up on slow-motion replay. She subsequently lost a play-off for the ANA Inspiration. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Those self-appointed couch potatoes who double as rules officials with one hand on the television remote control and the other punching numbers into (...)

David Rickman, the R&A’s executive director, governance. The R&A and USGA have revelaed proposals for changes to the rules of golf. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

The R&A and United States Golf Association have announced proposals to make significant changes to the rules of golf, including eliminating numero(...)