Saturday, March 2, 2013

New Poll, and Tiger's Lost Ball

Tiger’s Lost Ball
           
I want to really quickly address on Rules issue Tiger ran into today.  Tiger’s ball on the 17th hole plugged into the bank and was never found after his tee shot.  Some may wonder why he was not permitted to drop two club-lengths away from the hazard line as it was marked as a lateral water hazard.
            The answer is simple: there was no virtual certainty that the ball was in the hazard, nor was the any certainty that the ball had last crossed the margin of the hazard at that point.  Because the ball was not found within five minutes and there was no virtual certainty that the ball was in the hazard, Tiger’s only option was to proceed under stroke and distance by hitting his third stroke from the teeing ground.

New Poll

            There is a new poll available on FarbTalk!  Weigh in on the subject of bifurcation.  Should there be two different sets of Rules?  Or is golf the greatest game because everyone who plays must play by one single set of Rules?  You tell me.

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