Did Bubba's ball move? You make the call
Did Bubba bump the ball?
That's the question PGA Tour officials -- and many fans -- were asking themselves after Bubba Watson lined up with his driver in an effort to putt the ball from the fringe surrounding the 18th green at the Memorial Tournament on Saturday.
Here's the video replay. You be the judge:
Here's the official decision, according to the Associated Press:
"We looked at it in real time," said tour rules official Slugger White. "It looked like he may have touched it. And the ball didn't move. That's all. It was easy."
Under rule 18-2a, a player when addressing the ball can make contact with it and no penalty is given if the ball returns to its original position.
RULES OF GOLF: What to do when your ball moves at address
White said there was no real debate about whether the ball ever really moved.
"I wouldn't even call it moving," he said. "I don't think it even moved out of where it was."
PGA of America Championships
Baltusrol Golf Club
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Trump National Golf Club
Olympia Fields Country Club
Olympia Fields, Illinois
Quail Hollow Club
Charlotte, North Carolina