Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Tiger Woods said Tuesday at TPC Sawgrass, where he begins play on Thursday at the Players Championship, that if he saw a rules violation on TV, he would not call officials to report the incident. “I don’t ever see myself calling in and saying that Kobe
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  • Tiger should be very thankful that the TV viewer, who happened to be a Tour Rules Official, called in about his Master's drop/penalty, otherwise he would NOT have been absolved of the DQ. The fact that the caller knew an official he could contact, saved Tiger's butt. Had the caller not notified the committee before he signed his card and had the committee not looked at the incident before he signed his card, even though they came to the wrong conclusion initally, Tiger would have gone home, DQ'd, Sunday morning. Golf is played as a game of integrity. However, the players do not always follow the rules, unknowingly and sometimes intentionally taking advantage of the rules, e.g. Michelle Wie and her drop/DQ a couple of years ago. The USGA and the PGA should always accecpt from anyone, questions about whether a player broke the rules during a tournament.
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