Skip to comments.Is Tiger Woods facing disqualification at Masters?
Posted on 04/12/2013 11:09:13 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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You’ve easy made your point !!!
April 13, 2013 - 10:40 am
By Chris Gay | Staff Writer
Augusta National Golf Club's statement from Fred Ridley, chairman of the competition committees, on Tiger Woods this morning:
"Yesterday afternoon, the Rules Committee was made aware of a possible Rules violation that involved a drop by Tiger Woods on the 15th hole.
"In preparation for his fifth shot, the player dropped his ball in close proximity to where he had played his third shot in apparent conformance with Rule 26. After being prompted by a television viewer, the Rules Committee reviewed a video of the shot while he was playing the 18th hole. At that moment and based on that evidence, the Committee determined he had complied with the Rules.
"After he signed his scorecard, and in a television interview subsequent to the round, the player stated that he played further from the point than where he had played his third shot. Such action would constitute playing from the wrong place.
"The subsequent information provided by the player's interview after he had completed play warranted further review and discussion with him this morning. After meeting with the player, it was determined that he had violated Rule 26, and he was assessed a two stroke penalty. The penalty of disqualification was waived by the Committee under Rule 33 as the Committee had previously reviewed the information and made its initial determination prior to the finish of the player's round."
Woods needs to appeal this decision as a violation of his 5th Amendment rights that protect him against double jeopardy and being a witness against himself. Did anyone before that post match interview read him his rights???
Then Tiger signed his scorecard.
Officials said he was allowed to stay in the tournament under a new rule that keeps players from being disqualified based on television evidence.
Tis statement provides a lot of information that people are ignoring. I originally thought he should be DQ’d but after reading the statement it’s clear they made he right decision and applied the rules properly. Tiger was saved by the “HD Replay” rule.
Exactly. This nullifies the “incorrect scorecard” rule and brings the HD Replay rule into effect.
No way. He’s worth too much to the fortunes of the PGA.
No question this would be the right thing to do.
I think the 2 stroke penalty is fair - that is what he would have gotten if they told him at 18 that he had incurred a penalty. He would have then dropped the 2 strokes from his score and signed for the -1.
By not disqualifying himself, Woods has chosen money and self-interest over honor and integrity (both of which he is in desperate need of)
But then done in by the "post-match television interview" rule.
Right. The rules committee told him after he got off 18 that they reviewed his drop and it was legal.
Where are you getting that info. No where have I seen they talked to him after the round and before his signing his card. The committee reviewed the tapes while Woods was playing the 18th and made a decision everything was okay and that didn’t require meeting with Woods.
It was only after turning in the scorecard and while in his interview with the media that he indicated he dropped some two yards behind his original lie. After hearing that the rules committee began another review and met with Woods this morning.
Or that is my understanding.
sounds like Woods definitely dropped too far back
(not trying to break the rules just doing the wrong thing)
but the committee reviewed video evidence before he finished and decided the drop was “eh, close enough”.
but then they hear him describe his intent on TV
and at this point the assess a penalty?
so he’s getting punished for TRYING to violate a rule that the committee already decided he didn’t violate.
I'd like to hear what Dr Rice has to say about this...
but we'll probably only hear from Bob Costas.
In preparation for his fifth shot, the player dropped his ball in close proximity to where he had played his third shot in apparent conformance with Rule 26. After being prompted by a television viewer, the Rules Committee reviewed a video of the shot while he was playing the 18th hole. At that moment and based on that evidence, the Committee determined he had complied with the Rules.
After he signed his scorecard, and in a television interview subsequent to the round, the player stated that he played farther from the point than where he had played his third shot. Such action would constitute playing from the wrong place.
On the other hand if they or Tiger thought it was illegal he would have not signed the scorecard.
Just my opinion of course.
"Proceed under the stroke and distance provision of Rule 27-1 by playing a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played."
Since the nearest possible place in all cases is the divot left by the previous shot, how many golfers then go back, drop the ball in the divot and play it form there???
No where have I seen they met or talked to Woods after he got off 18. In fact Woods says they met this morning not yesterday.
Seriesly, Woods would do well to DQ himself and honor the Rule of Golf. Be a leader, Tiger, not an obamaroid (the rules aren't for me but for thee).
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