(Eds: Adds AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist ''Hello, Merion Golf Club. May I help you?''
''Yes. Can I speak to a rules official from the U.S. Golf Association, please. I saw a twig move.''
''Sir, thousands of twigs get tossed around here every day. It's a golf course.''
''Yeah, but this one was moved by Tiger Woods' backswing, in a fairway bunker on No. 16.''
''Excuse me, but how would you know that? There's no place for fans to see anything on 16. There's barely places to stand on that hole.''
''I'm not there. I'm in Phoenix, watching on an 80-inch high-def TV.
''I'm sure it's very nice, sir. But when did this allegedly happen?
''Thursday. And there's no `allegedly' about it. I just got home from an out-of-town wedding and started watching the DVR. I rewound it eight times, twice in super slo-mo. And I'm on the rules committee at my club. He broke Rule 13-4c - moving a loose impediment lying in a hazard.''
''But it's Sunday, sir. And this is the U.S. Open. Mr. W...