Skip to comments.Woods Penalized but Can Still Play
Posted on 04/13/2013 10:20:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
Tiger Woods was three strokes off the lead in the Masters when he completed the second round at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday. But he began his third round five strokes behind the leader Jason Day after being assessed a two-stroke penalty on Saturday for an illegal drop on the 15th hole of the second round.
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The money just keeps rolling in.....
Affirmative action golf?
They had to meet first with Woods to ask permission to penalize him. That’s why the decision was only announced this morning.
If he was a man, he would DQ himself.
What’s an “illegal drop”? I’m new to bowling.
Bobby Jones is spinning in his grave.
Does this mean Roberto de Vicenzo gets a green jacket?
If there is a penalty, then he signed an incorrect scorecard. He’s disqualified.
Tiger admitted that he backed it up a couple of yards so he could hit it better. He backed it up to get an advantage. No way he shouldn’t be disqualified.
Officials are explaining it all right now. They have the last word.
The rules say that in his situation, he was supposed to drop “as near as possible” to his original divot. He admitted that the area was too wet and he dropped two yards back. This establishes that he intended to use the drop to gain a better lie.
Affirmative action golf?
Actually, I’m waiting for the Liberal angle here saying that the only players penalized in this year’s Masters, run by lily-white racists, were against non-whites.
Wait for it - it will come from somewhere. It will get some legs. And it won’t go away anytime soon.
Why so gentle? Let’s have him strung up and flayed alive, after all he hasn’t been so good in his personal life.
...began his third round five strokes behind the leader Jason Day after being assessed a two-stroke penalty on Saturday for an illegal drop on the 15th hole of the second round.
They may have the last official word, but I tend to believe that if Tiger remains in the tournament he will eventually come to regret it. This will be discussed for years.
It’s a shame I have no respect I could lose for Tiger.
Not to mention the weasels that run the Masters. To think this was the same bunch that ten years ago had the innards to defy the NY Times.
Now just PC trash like a bunch of others.
Remember when about 6 goons moved a giant boulder, behind which his ball was sitting, and it was called "a loose impediment" under The Rules, and he was cleared to shoot without the boulder in the way?
He may be a good golfer, but he's no Champion of the Sport like the top golfers who played by the rules, and won anyway, like Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, etc.
Yes he should have been....but Comrade “Rulescommittee” changed the sacred Rules of golf for the benefit of Big Media Golf....
It's a classic example of the current 2nd Amendment debate....(rule of law vs. rule of men...)for the good of the people of course!...../s
Its ironic that the “founding father” of Augusta National, Bobby Jones, understood the integrity of the rules of golf and penalized himself to honor the integrity of the rules/laws http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Jones_(golfer)
IMHO....Tiger should have DQ’d himself...if the rules of golf or the 2nd amendment can be changed for “the good of the people" or "the peoples own good” we eventually end with anarchy
the golf analogy is just a micro view of the bigger picture of the current attack on our Constitution.....
That's my opinion...I welcome yours...