BTW....Other than the SB, the Masters is the greatest sporting event known to man...despite Tiger's cheating.
Sir Thomas Richard Coughlin The Great
Now.....He signed his scorecard giving him a 6 on that hole, where he really made an 8. signing an incorrect scorecard is a DQ. There is a new rule from 2 years ago where the committee can review and has discretion. All because fans call in to point out a rule question. The committee realized that Tiger had violated the rule when they heard his interview saying that he played his 5th shot 2 yards back from the original shot. And that he did it intentionally.
The new rulke SHOULD NOT protect him there since he intentionally dropped it further back.
He should have DQ'd himself once he realized this after he signed his scorecard. If he had dropped it 2 yards behind thinking he was at the original spot, the new rule would protect him. But he admitted that he did it intentionally.
I essence, Tiger cheated, and the Masters for some reason (really trying to save from embarressment) allowed it. At that point, Tiger should have DQ'd himself despite the committee's position.
In my view... he's a stinking cheater. those who don't understand the self-policing nature of golf would not understand.
In golf, you are responsible to police yourself. If you accidentally hit your ball and move it an inch and no one sees it, you MUST call it on yourself. Its a game of absolute honor.
In other words, golf is better than any sport. If for no other reason than this.
Fear the name, appreciate the game