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NEW YORK -- For the last five years, the top rules experts in golf have come together from around the world to study a jigsaw puzzle. Thomas Muller Jersey .Thats what Thomas Pagel of the USGA refers to as the book more commonly known as the Rules of Golf.The purpose of these private meetings essentially is to break up the puzzle and start over so the rules make more sense, without losing sight of the tradition or ethos of a game with six centuries behind it. Sessions can last at least eight hours. The singular goal is to make the rules less complicated.It has not been easy.Everyone wants the game to be simple, but its a complex game, Pagel, the USGAs senior director of rules, said in an interview at the Olympics. You have a little white ball that can and will go anywhere, and the rules try to handle all those situations. Theres always going to be a level of complexity. But how can we modernize the rules so theyre easier to understand and easier to apply so golfers can play confidently that they at least understand the basics?The group is closing in on its first draft.Pagel declined to give a timetable, though USGA executive director Mike Davis said it could be released next year. A modern set of rules is still years away. The development was welcomed by top players who have loads of experience and still cant confidently handle a rules issue without calling an official.Id be behind it 100 percent, Kevin Kisner said. The game is too slow, too hard and theres too many rules. I wouldnt know where to begin with how many rules there should be. I would think as minimal as possible. And we dont need all these dashes and as and bs and cs. Its too confusing.Jordan Spieth recalls getting a Rules of Golf book at a junior tournament with instructions to keep it in his bag for quick reference.I never opened it, he said.Neither did Dustin Johnson. He lost out on a chance to win the 2010 PGA Championship for grounding his club in sand that he didnt realize was a bunker. And he won the U.S. Open this year at Oakmont by playing the final seven holes without knowing if he would have to add one penalty stroke to his score.Hes not sure reading the book would have helped.The USGA sends you that rule book, but I dont think its ever made it out from the envelope to the trash can, Johnson said. There so many rules that dont make any sense. They could make it a lot simpler and a lot better.If only it were that simple.You cant change one piece because the tentacles ... its going to break something else, he said. Its tough to handle something in isolation. So lets look at everything, step back and take the puzzle part and see where we can make improvements.The result could be the most comprehensive overhaul of the rules, which in this case might shrink the book.The first set of rules was published in 1744, but that was specific to one club. As golf grew, and the number of clubs increased, so did the rules. The Royal & Ancient took over and produced a set of rules in 1899, which the USGA adopted. The R&A and USGA issued the first joint code of rules in 1952, and there were significant changes in 1984. Not to be overlooked is the Decisions on the Rules of Golf, which amounts to a Q&A of specific incidents.The most recent edition has 1,200 decisions.I dont like the size of the book, but its one of those deals where you try to address the questions that come up, Pagel said. In the future, how can you provide guidance to committees so they can get to the correct answers without having 1,200 Q&As? And thats one of our objectives.The first draft will be made available to everyone, from recreational players to tour administrators to rules gurus. What will follow surely will be the largest comment period ever for the R&A and USGA. This is a book that impacts millions of golfers, Pagel said. They should have the opportunity to comment.And then it will be back to work on the puzzle.Pagel said five years into this project we still havent addressed everything.But we think we can do it more efficiently, perhaps change some outcomes, make them more reasonable and overall simplify the way the rules are written and look at how the rules are delivered, he said. Its still going to look like golf, feel like golf, still have the challenge of golf. Were going to make it easier for golfers to play by the rules and feel comfortable playing by the rules.Golfers want to play by the rules, he said. They just find it challenging at times for the book to allow them to do that. Amin Younes Jersey . On June 12, just as the sun sets on the magnificent historical city of Sao Paulo the inventors, innovators and purveyors of “joga bonitowill” open their campaign. The opponent, Croatia and all its football might and will. As opposites do attract we are set for a corker of an opener. 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BANGKOK -- Marcello Lippis first game as China coach ended in a 0-0 draw with Qatar in the third round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.The draw in Kunming leaves China with just two points after five games, making it almost certain that it will not qualify for the finals in Russia.Lippi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, was appointed in October following the resignation of Gao Hongbo.China, looking to return to the World Cup for the first time since 2002, was close to scoring on a number of occasions but just could not find a way through.The top two teams in the two groups will qualify automatically for the World Cup, with the two third-placed teams playing to decide which one advances to the intercontinental playoffs.---JAPAN 2, SAUDI ARABIA 1A first-half penalty from Hiroshi Kiyotake helped Japan to a much-needed 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in Saitama, Japan.A handball in the area gave Kiyotake his opportunity in the 45th minute, and Genki Haraguchi added a second for Japan with 10 minutes remaining.Omar Othman scored for Saudi Arabia with a minute left.The victory moves Japan level with Saudi Arabia with 10 points after five Group B games and marks the first loss for Saudi Arabia, which still holds the top spot on goal difference.---THAILAND 2, AUSTRALIA 2Mile Jedinak and Teerasil Dangda both scored a goal in each half as Thailand and Australia played out a 2-2 draw in Bangkoks Rajamangala Stadium.Australia is third in Group B with nine points, one behind Japan and Saudi Arabia, and is the first time that Thailand has avoided defeat.Jedinak put the Socceroos ahead witth an early penalty, only for Teerasil to fire home from close range before halftime. 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The Thai striker scored early in the second half, also from the penalty spot, to put Thailand in sight of a famous victory.Another spot-kick ensured that the spoils were shared as Jedinak kept his cool for the second time.---UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2, IRAQ 0United Arab Emirates moved level on points with Australia in Group B after a comfortable win over Iraq in Abu Dhabi.Ahmed Khalil opened the scoring after 26 minutes with veteran Ismaeil Matar sealing the win with a minute remaining.UAE now has nine points, staying in fourth, below Australia on goal difference.---SOUTH KOREA 2, UZBEKISTAN 1A late goal from Koo Ja-cheol gave South Korea a crucial come-from-behind win over Uzbekistan in Seoul.The Bundesliga midfielder scored with five minutes remaining to put South Korea, aiming for a ninth consecutive World Cup appearance, ahead of Uzbekistan and into second place in Group A behind Iran.Uzbekistans Mirat Bikmaev scored from outside the area in the 25th, with Nam Tae-hee making it 1-1 midway through the second half.---SYRIA 0, IRAN 0Iran stayed top of Group A despite being held to a goalless draw by Syria. 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