He's drunk from the Claret Jug, been told off by Paul Azinger, and spoken to millions on TV during the Open. We sat down with the voice of the Rules of Golf, JR Jones

There are few people more steeped in golf than John Roger Jones – his list of achievements is both long and illustrious.

Three times a Welsh strokeplay champion and twice winner of the matchplay, JR – as he is affectionately known – clocked up 85 caps for his country before becoming both a Wales and Walker Cup selector.

Elected to the R&A’s championship committee in 1989, he has refereed at some of the world’s top tournaments – including more than a dozen Open Championships.

The voice of the Rules of Golf for a number of years on NBC, where his dulcet tones explained the technicalities to American TV viewers, there’s little he hasn’t seen either out on the course or in the booth.

So whether it’s explaining why he put Ernie Els on the clock on the pivotal back 9 at Royal Lytham in 2012, or how he deciphered Jordan Spieth’s incredible adventures at Royal Birkdale five years later to an audience of millions, sit back as we go on a journey with JR through the Rules of Golf.

The NCG Podcast: JR Jones and the Rules of Golf

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