Originally Posted by MWM
I think people are missing the fact that they really had no choice but to not DQ him. With them reviewing the drop before he finished the round and coming to the conclusion that it was a legal drop, it would have been completely unfair to come back and DQ him. Then THEY would have been responsible.
I haven't seen anything suggesting that officials confirmed to him that the drop was correct before he signed his scorecard. But if that is correct then why give him a 2 stroke penalty?