No fan of the old rulebook, Rory McIlroy will be looking forward to the changes for 2019

  • A radical set of rule changes will help drastically modernise the entire sport
  • Offences such as inadvertently hitting the sand will be removed from rule book
  • Sportsmail runs through the ten changes that will make the biggest difference

They were the most arcane set of rules governing any sport, so impenetrable and lacking in common sense it was hardly surprising that even the world’s finest were frequently caught out.

No longer. In 2019, we will see the most radical changes to the Rules of Golf for more than 60 years. Out go stupid things, like players penalised for inadvertently hitting the sand on their backswing whilst playing from a bunker. In come a whole raft of sensible measures that fit the modern game.

Here are the 10 changes that are going to make the biggest difference to your playing and viewing experience.

No fan of the old rulebook, Rory McIlroy will be looking forward to the changes for 2019
No fan of the old rulebook, Rory McIlroy will be looking forward to the changes for 2019

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