assessed a two-stroke penalty, and nearly thrown out of the Masters on Saturday because a television viewer spotted him making an illegal drop on the 15th hole of Friday's round and alerted the tournament.AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tiger Woods was eventually
Over the next 16 hours, officials took it from there, eventually ruling Woods should be penalized for dropping his ball two yards from behind its original location after a chip wound up in a pond. The ruling moved Woods' score from 3-under to 1-under heading into Saturday's round. No official saw the error in real time and if it hadn't been for the viewer there likely would've been no penalty or controversy.
"After being prompted by a television viewer, the Rules Committee reviewed a video of the shot," the Masters said in a statement.
Which begs a simple question, how does some guy on his couch advise the Masters, played at Augusta National – merely one of theRead More »from From the couch: TV viewer plays rules official in penalizing Tiger Woods