The PGA Tour is debuting a new approach to monitoring rules, and most players probably don’t know about it

➡️The PGA Tour is debuting a new approach to monitoring rules, and most players probably don’t know about it

SAN DIEGO — There will be a day a couple of years from now when we’ll watch PGA Tour coverage and hear a phrase that sounds like those constantly uttered in other professional sports when officials need help with a rules call: “They’re taking a look in Ponte Vedra.”

Just as the NFL has its replay center in New York, and the NHL in Toronto, and the NBA in Secaucus, N.J., the PGA Tour plans to have its own rules hub at its headquarters in Ponte Vedra, Fla., beginning with the 2025 season.

Until then, on-site broadcast rules officials Mark Dusbabek and Orlando Pope will be housed in a studio that is making its debut this week for the Farmers Insurance Open. In a production truck parked on a dusty lot in the television compound near the cliffs at Torrey Pines, a tour milestone will be reached during CBS’ coverage of the last two rounds on Friday and Saturday.

Rather remarkably, considering the remote rules work being done in most professional sports, PGA Tour rules officials will for the first time have their own dedicated space in which to do their jobs. In a small, darkened room with banks of screens, Dusbabek and Pope will be able to monitor any shot that is shown by PGA Tour Live, CBS and NBC.

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