Tag Archives: 2013 Masters

May
6
2014
The Drop heard 'round the golf world

The Drop heard ’round the golf world

The improper drop that Tiger Woods made on the 15th at Augusta National Golf Club during the second round of last year’s Masters just won’t go away.

Don’t ever expect it to, either. It’s in the history books, and thus far, it’s arguably the most (in)famous drop and/or controversial pardon ever. Let’s put it this way — it’s on the same level as the time when Bobby Jones called a penalty on himself, but unfortunately, the circumstances don’t paint Woods to be a hero filled with integrity. 

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May
7
2013
Tiger greets the media, his favorite part of the job!

Tiger greets the media, his favorite part of the job!

Fresh off the red carpet at the most fashionable event of the year, Tiger Woods hit balls on the driving range and played four holes at TPC Sawgrass with instructor Sean Foley in tow before he met with the media for his traditional pre-tourney press conference.

It’s no secret Tiger isn’t the biggest fan of the home of The Players, where he’s won once and recorded four top-10s in 15 career starts. Woods answered questions about the Met Ball, this event, his game, and of course, the most-talked-about ruling in golf history. 

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May
1
2013
The Drop

The Drop

The USGA and R&A issued a statement on Wednesday explaining the ruling that saved Tiger Woods from disqualification at the Masters for taking an illegal drop. Basically, the governing bodies clarified that it will not serve as a precedent for waiving the penalty (disqualification) for signing an incorrect scorecard (see below under “Scope of Committee Discretion to Waive a Penalty of Disqualification for Failure to Return Correct Score”).

Pros (and amateur competitors) must still make sure they return an accurate score, so you can’t pull a “Tiger” – who was extended a lifeline because Fred Ridley, Masters tournament competition committee chairman, made an “erroneous” application of the rule. I know, darn it!

Here is the statement in full:

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May
1
2013
The most famous improper drop in history

The most famous improper drop in history

Fantastic reporting by SI’s Michael Bamberger on the series of events that led to the Tiger Woods rules snafu on the 15th hole in the second round of the Masters last month. Turns out the “television viewer” that called Fred Ridley, the tournament’s competition committee chairman — and ultimately saved Woods’ from disqualification for taking an improper drop — was Champions Tour player David Eger, according to Bamberger:

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Apr
26
2013
By Stephanie Wei under By the Numbers
G-Mac sporting the tartan jacket that comes along with winning the trophy at Hilton Head

G-Mac sporting the tartan jacket that comes along with winning the trophy at Hilton Head

Graeme McDowell, one of the most popular players (especially in the interview room and at his recently-opened tavern, Nona Blue, in Orlando), returned to the PGA Tour winner’s circle at last week’s RBC Heritage Classic. Let’s take a look at how G-Mac won, along with a quick peek at Adam Scott’s victory at the Masters.

[*Ed note: Sorry this is a bit late -- it's my fault, not Shoshana's. Please forgive me!]

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Apr
21
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Rules
Tiger's illegal drop

Tiger’s illegal drop

While Tiger Woods wasn’t aware he had made an illegal drop on the 15th hole during the second round of the Masters, a bunch of high school golfers in New York City spotted his mistake.

Catholic High School Athletic Association golf coaches make sure the members of their teams know the USGA rules. Bill Niklaus, head coach of the Archbishop Molloy boys golf team and the CHSAA golf chairman, had several of his players ask him the Monday following the Masters why Woods wasn’t penalized on the course, according to the New York Daily News.

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Apr
20
2013
Stevie Williams celebrating his 14th major

Stevie Williams celebrating his 14th major

Tiger Woods’ former caddie Stevie Williams chimed in on Tiger’s improper drop controversy in the second round of the Masters, which resulted in a two-shot penalty. New Zealand’s 3News caught up with Williams, who is now Adam Scott’s looper, after he landed from the long journey back from Augusta.

Stevie just can’t help himself.

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Apr
19
2013

Gonzalo Fernandez- Castano and Thorbjorn Oleson

 

On Friday the PGA Tour announced that Thorbjørn Olesen of Denmark and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño of Spain have accepted Special Temporary Membership for the remainder of the 2013 season, making them
eligible for unlimited sponsor’s exemptions.

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Apr
19
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Gossip

On Wednesday, Masters champ Adam Scott went on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Gayle King to talk about his incredible victory. When King brought up his looks, Scott said it’s “embarrassing but flattering.”

He added: “I’m not single at all. I’m very much in a relationship and very happy at the moment.”

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Apr
16
2013

As you know, Adam Scott won his first major and became the first Australian to win The Masters, which is beyond ginormous for the country.

Lucky for you — as the regular viewers of our show know — Luke Elvy, is an Australian golf commentator, who knows Scotty as well if not better than anyone in the media. He provides fantastic analysis and knowledgeable insight into Scott’s victory that you won’t get anywhere else.