Tiger Woods gets a reprieve in the Masters

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Rather than a disqualification, Tiger Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty for a bad drop in the second round of the Masters.
By
Doug Ferguson
Associated Press

Series: PGA Tour

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Tiger Woods got a reprieve Saturday in the Masters when he was given a two-shot penalty for a bad drop but allowed to stay in the tournament.

Woods' shot on the 15th hole of the second round hit the flag stick and bounced back into the water. He took his penalty drop two yards behind where he hit the original shot, which was a violation of the rules.

Augusta National added the two-shot penalty to his score, meaning he had a 73 instead of a 71 and now is five shots out of the lead. Officials said he was allowed to stay in the tournament under a new rule that keeps players from being disqualified based on television evidence.

Click here to read the official statement on the Tiger Woods penalty issued by Augusta National Golf Club.
 


Comments

seekwat

everyone is saying tiger woods is good for the game,why because of the revenue he brings in?????????if he gets special treatment for an automatic disqualification when signing an incorrect score card your teaching that there is unequal treatment according to your value to the game and not honest play..........besides there are officials all over the course to manage the fairness as to rules and regulations............did they turn a blind eye to this infraction?????either disqualify woods or get honest officials..............played for fifty years and still play the ball as it lies.............

thomasfeirer

What makes golf such an elite sport, and game? The rules and the people who play by them, or Tiger Woods? The true number one in the world, would for the good of the game, and his many young fans, professionally withdraw from the Masters. Sad as it will be, thats why we uphold the rules!

thomasfeirer

What makes golf such an elite sport, and game? The rules and the people who play by them, or Tiger Woods? The true number one in the world, would for the good of the game, and his many young fans, professionally withdraw from the Masters. Sad as it will be, thats why we uphold the rules!