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USGA, R&A to make rules announcement Tuesday

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The USGA and R&A will issue a joint announcement Tuesday as part of their biennial review of the Decisions on the Rules of Golf

Though any potential rules change has not yet been made public, Golf Digest reported on its website Monday that the announcement is expected to concern viewer call-ins during tournaments. It is not immediately clear what decision has been reached, but any potential rule would take effect Jan. 1, 2014. 

The topic of viewer call-ins seemed to reach a breaking point at this year’s Masters, when Tiger Woods made an improper drop in the second round. He also was in the midst of another rules imbroglio at the BMW Championship, when he was slapped with a two-shot penalty after slow-motion HD cameras showed his ball move, a review that was prompted by a videographer covering the event.