Re: 2013 Golf Season Thread
There was a golf pro on the radio trying to explain Tiger's options.
1) The infamous drop it as close as possible to the spot from where he hit the ball. The option Tiger kinda choose.
2) Go back as far as he wanted in line with where the ball went into the water. This is the tricky part. If the ball had gone directly into the water Tiger's drop would have been fine. It crossed the water, hit the pin and then bounced off the pin in a different and went into the water. The pro on the radio stated that he had to go back in the direction the ball went into the water.
As a footnote, he said nobody can read Tiger's mind but he feels that between Tiger and his caddy they should have known the rule. He also offered up that even if Tiger did not knowingly 'bend the rules', he should have been DQ'd. He says that not knowing the rules should not excuse anyone from the proper penalty. That is his opinion.
If people are of the opinion that golf's rules are obtuse, I would not argue. Simplify them over the winter? Fine. But you still have to play by the rules in place.
Ask Dustin Johnson.
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