RULES OF GOLF / Can you stand out of bounds to hit your ball?

Here are the rules of golf relating to hitting the golf ball while standing out of bounds.

We had a few queries after we shared the video of Padraig Harrington taking his stance out of bounds to play his golf ball at The Open.

A few people weren’t aware that it is within the rules of golf to stand on the wrong side of the out of bounds line or fence to play your golf ball.

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Jimmy Walker’s backstopping comment sparks Twitter storm

The backstopping debate has flown under the radar until Jimmy Walker made a frank admission on Twitter over the weekend.

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There have been a number of vocal critics rallying against the practice of ‘backstopping’ in golf for some time now.

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