Feb 25, 2019 -- 11:24AM, HeinzGuderian wrote:
A sore loser speaks, me thinks.The rule is, you get relief from a cart-path. Dusty got relief. Wee Rory as KR has already pointed out, brought the game into disrepute.
If you are referring to me, I can assure you that's not the case. I posted in the tourney thread before the last round Rory and DJ were even in my book. Zero pocket talking on my behalf.
No one is disputing the rule is you get relief from a cart path. There are many things about the way it's applied that are not right. He could have easily and safely chipped the ball back out with or without his foot touching the path. Players have no problem playing the ball ON THE PATH when a drop would give them a worse angle to the flag. We all know what is going on, a player hits the ball behind a tree and doesn't want to take his next shot from behind the same tree so concocts any reason possible in order not to when an opportunity presents itself. As fans we simply want to see the game played as it should be, these rulings which we seem to be seeing more and more of as players have caught on, do not pass the bullsh1t test, in that bullsh1t is exactly what you would call if a playing partner tried it on you in a club match.
Given how slow golf is and how much time is dedicated to making decisions and there is a push to make the game faster, these extended appeals are way out of whack. The organisers know it as well, check out DJs highlights from the final round on YouTube - the incident is completely edited out.