The USGA has certainly been busy.
Just a few days after announcing a new model local rule proposal on limiting golf ball distance for high-level professional and amateur events, today the governing body of golf in the United States announced two modifications to the World Amateur Golf Ranking exemption criteria for amateur championships, effective immediately.
The changes are as follows:
- Addition of a new WAGR exemption category that is determined at the release of entries.
- Moving the determination date of the existing WAGR exemption category for all amateur championships to the Wednesday before the close of entries.
For example, entries for the U.S. Women’s Amateur close June 14; thus, the top 25 players in WAGR will be determined from the Wednesday, June 7 ranking. The complete list of exempt player numbers and closing dates is shown at the bottom of this page.
The changes are an effort to better help players plan their schedules and notify exempt players of their place in the field in a more timely manner.
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