Rules officials from golf organizations around the world work at the Masters, most of them assigned various parts of the golf course. But it remains the only major championship that doesn't have a rules official walk with every group.
Even more peculiar is that the Masters has the smallest field. With only 93 players this year, there were only 31 groups all four days - threesomes on Thursday and Friday, and twosomes on Saturday and Sunday for the 61 players who made the cut.
Could that change in light of the ruling involving Tiger Woods?
He took an incorrect drop on the 15th hole after hitting into the water in the second round. Fred Ridley, chairman of the competition committee, responded to a TV viewer calling in the violation and didn't immediately recognize the mistake based on video evidence. It was only after Woods said in an interview he dropped it 2 yards farther back did Ridley review the tape again. Woods was given a two-shot penalty, but not disqualified. Ridley invoke...