Birdies. bogies, eagles and snowmen - Golf catch-all

ukickmydog wrote:
Stele wrote:

Is this still our golf thread? Anybody watching the Masters?

The 14-year-old kid got penalized for slow play today. :shock:

As of right now, he'd miss the cut because of it too.

One of the few times they penalize someone for slow play, and they do it to him. I am *sure* that there were many, many others who played just as slow, if not slower, that they let off. I am going to guess that they are doing this so that they don't have to worry about a 14-year old amateur beating a professional on days 3 or 4 and embarrassing them.

And, if I read the masters website right, he made the cut!! Outstanding.

Also, the Masters really, really needs to make their website detect mobile browsers.

Yep, he made the cut, at the line. If he'd missed by a stroke it would have been awful.

It really does seem to be who you are.

Amateur kid is the first person in a decade to get a slow play penalty when serial offenders continue unchallenged.
Tiger drops incorrectly and should be DQed but is still out there.

Bruce wrote:

It really does seem to be who you are.

Amateur kid is the first person in a decade to get a slow play penalty when serial offenders continue unchallenged.
Tiger drops incorrectly and should be DQed but is still out there.

At least Jim Nantz asked the tough questions to the Augusta guy about the Tiger thing but still unacceptable.

ADAM SCOTT YOU BLOODY BEAUTY!!!!

1st Australian to win the US Masters!

So stoked!

AP Erebus wrote:

ADAM SCOTT YOU BLOODY BEAUTY!!!!

1st Australian to win the US Masters!

So stoked!

Bloody?? And here I was thinking golf was a non-violent sport...

Adam may get a ticker tape parade when he comes home at the end of the year. So many Masters close calls and finally an Aussie salutes.

Angel Cabrerra is amazing. Plays about 6 tournaments a year and was pushing so hard to come home. His shot into 18 may be lost in the washup, but no one hit it closer than that all day and he does when he has a championship to save. How his putt on the second playoff hole didn't drop is just one of those pieces of luck that most major winners need to get over the line.

As for DropGate. Tiger is very lucky the committee failed so completely. They messed this up in multiple ways.
First their "investigation" did not involve the player. WTF!!!!
Second - the incorrectly cite a rule to exonerate the player when really the player was exonerated once the committee failed their investigation. 33-7 specifically excludes the issue in question.

The rules community (yes that really is a thing) are in something of an uproar at the way this was handled as now the world thinks you can just drop anywhere and sort it out later.

I think that allowing viewers to call in after the fact will not last long.

It has been happening for years and 33-7 is designed to address it. It is not the relevant issue in the case of Tiger on the 15th when he stated in his own press conference that he did not follow the rule correctly.

The phone in actually helped him as it started the chain of incompetence by the committee that saved him in the end.

Tiger return to glory. Wow