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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Golf cant help itself.
The guys in charge make sure that you, Mr. Common Man, understand that anything outside the rigid parameters they set will not be tolerated.
Fun be damned, golf is about stoic decorum and a rule book that reads like something only Congress could produce.
If you had any doubt that competitive golf has all the charm of oral surgery, that was removed at Augusta National on Friday when the Masters Committeemen , a group clad in green jackets and perfect ties decided to remind everyone how pathetic the game is by bullying a 14 year old.
In case you hadnt heard, the Masters had its youngest participant this year when Tianlang Guan of Guangzhou, China qualified for an invitation by winning the Asian Amateur Championship. For days, Guan was the darling of the Masters, a public relations dream come true for a club that could always use some additional goodwill.
This year, they seemed to have everything working their favor.
Condoleezza Rice and...
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One of the greatest football players ever, Joe Montana, vented his frustration over the decision that was made by the Augusta National rules committee one day after Tiger Woods took an illegal drop on 15 at the Masters, after his approach shot hit the pin and rolled into the water. Woods was penalized two-strokes and began the third-round -1. Montana’s problem was that the penalty...
The New York Post ran the following headline (seen above) for its coverage of the Masters on Sunday.The headline is in direct reference to Tiger Woods' controversial two-stroke penalty and his reputable promiscuous past. Naturally, the Post decided to capitalize on their chance to feature a play on words that covered both. Many fellow golfers are upset with the PGA's ruling...
Tiger Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty Saturday for his drop in the second round of the Masters, but was not disqualified. Below is the Masters' statement on the decision:
''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...
If such a feat is possible, then Tiger Woods put up a quiet 2-under-par 70 in the first round of the Masters on Thursday as Australia's Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia both fired a 66 to share the lead.
Woods, heavily favored coming into the tournament, made a bogey at No. 14 and saw a short birdie putt slide by the hole on No. 15 to mar what could have been an even better start...
The 5-iron was almost as good as the wedge the day before. Tiger Woods played the 15th hole Saturday as if he wanted payback, and this time there was nothing controversial about it.
The 10-foot eagle putt slid just by the left side, but birdie was almost as good. Woods was not only still playing, but back in contention for a fifth green jacket on what was easily the most unusual...
As the first round of the 2013 Masters is fully underway, the eyes of the golf world will firmly be on the eyes of Tiger Woods.
During the 11th hole par-4, Tiger's second shot somehow landed on the green near the hole and even caused Tiger to drop some salty language after seeing it land:
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Tiger Woods knew this day should've turned out so much better.
He was cruising toward the end of the second round at the Masters on Friday, tied for a share of the lead and looking every bit like the guy who would be in control heading to the weekend.
Then, with one tough break at the 15th hole, everything changed.
Woods struck the flagstick and wound up in the water, forcing...
Tiger Woods took to Twitter to release a statement regarding the Masters’ rules committee’s decision to give him a 2-stroke penalty for a bad drop.
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Tiger Woods dropped two strokes at the Masters before he even hit a shot Saturday, and he still has a chance to wear another green jacket.
Woods shot a 2-under 70 in the third round at Augusta National, shaking off a two-stroke penalty assessed before he went out to the first tee. When he walked off the 18th green after sinking a testy par putt, he was four strokes...
The USGA faced an interesting conundrum on Saturday when the organization had to make a ruling on whether or not to penalize Tiger Woods for an illegal drop he made on Friday afternoon.
Officials at the Masters did not make a ruling at the time of the infraction, and Woods only gave himself a one-shot penalty on his scorecard for the day.
The USGA was only made aware of Woods’...
Day 1 at Augusta National was a day full of big names in the hunt, and a few newcomers shining at the top. Australian Marc Leishman finished the day with an early lead with a 6-under 66, and compatriot under-the-radar David Lynn put on a show with the putter to finish the day at -4. Sergio Garcia managed to not implode and finished tied for the lead at 6-under. There’s plenty of...