On the same day an 8th grader was penalized a stroke for slow play, his highness of golf committed the unpardonable sin of an erroneous drop. Hope this is in the next version of EA's Tiger Woods video game.
According to PGA rule 33-3Brd of the subset Q of the category BY12, Tiger's sinful drop merited not a disqualification but a two-stroke penalty. Click here you rule lovers.
That's about right. And no way should Tiger have withdrawn. You take your punishment and play through.
On Saturday morning, the progressives at Augusta National and the PGA met to determine how in the world to properly penalize the most popular, and profitable, golfer on the tour today without kicking him off the course for the final two rounds. And maybe, just maybe, a CBS exec or two or 10 had a voice in this meeting.
Golf rule lovers believe Tiger got away with one because he is Tiger.
Had this been Lucas Glover committing the same error would he have been DQd, or given a two-stroke penalty?
You would hope the penalty would be the same for any golfer, and given the nature of the infraction it does seem like a couple of strokes is the appropriate measure.
Tiger screwed up, and the PGA moved him further behind the leaders.
The only thing that would make this ideal is if Tiger finishes in second on Sunday, by one stroke.
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