It sounds like golf rules were written by a guy moonlighting from his day job writing IRS regulations.
“It sounds like golf rules were written by a guy moonlighting from his day job writing IRS regulations.”
Nah. Someone like that would never be able to write with such clarity...
That's what I was thinking. Like the IRS regulations, the rules are written so that selctive enfocement is the name of the game otherwise everyone would be guilty of something. Take the slow-play rule for example. Seems to me that the 14 year old Asian kid was singled out for slow play even though many pros violate the same rule during any given tournament. Golf is supposed to be self-enforcing and if a player violates the slow play rule, but signs his scorecard after failing to penalize himself one stroke for each violation, then he is supposed to disqualify himself. Indeed, if the rule was enforced equally against everyone and not just 14 year old Asians, Jack Nicholas would be a mere footnote in golfing history and pro-gold would be more like NASCAR in that the winner might be the only person still left in the race.