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Masters golf tournament: Know the rules of the game

Aaron Baddeley, of Australia, chips to the 18th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 3, in Augusta, Ga. (Matt Slocum/AP)

As the galleries ooh and ahh over all the incredible shotmaking at this week’s Masters tournament, the players and officials know they must quietly uphold even the most obscure rules. These sometimes are a mystery to the casual golf crowd. Take this quiz to see how well you know the rules.

- Ross Atkin

1. What is the highest score a player can post for any one hole?

The Rules of Golf state that the ball must be holed, and that there is no limit to the score recorded in doing so. Since the PGA began keeping track of individual hole scores, John Daly holds the record for the highest score by carding an 18 on a par-5 at the 1998 Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, Fla.

The Rules of Golf state that the ball must be holed, and that there is no limit to the score recorded in doing so. Since the PGA began keeping track of individual hole scores, John Daly holds the record for the highest score by carding an 18 on a par-5 at the 1998 Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, Fla.

The Rules of Golf state that the ball must be holed, and that there is no limit to the score recorded in doing so. Since the PGA began keeping track of individual hole scores, John Daly holds the record for the highest score by carding an 18 on a par-5 at the 1998 Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, Fla.

The Rules of Golf state that the ball must be holed, and that there is no limit to the score recorded in doing so. Since the PGA began keeping track of individual hole scores, John Daly holds the record for the highest score by carding an 18 on a par-5 at the 1998 Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, Fla.

10 shots

 

12 shots

 

20 shots

 

No limit

 
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