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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 145
DURING the second round of the 2013 BMW Masters in China, Simon Dyson marked his ball on the green, then used the ball to tap down a spike mark. The Englishman, who was tied for second after 36 holes, was spotted by a TV viewer. He was disqualified and later found not guilty of "premeditated cheating" but found that his act was deliberate and fined more than A$60,000 and placed on probation for 18 months. SIMON GETS SPIKED 9 WHENis a bunker, not a bunker? Hundreds of spectators stood just feet away from leader Dustin Johnson as he hit his approach shot to the par-4 18th at Whistling Straits at the 2010 PGA Championship. He made bogey to drop into a play- off with Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson. But, before he left the green, he received some bad news. Rules officials determined he had grounded his club in a bunker on his second shot, which resulted in a penalty and he was out of the playoff. IT SEEMS the better the player, the more controversial a ruling can be – even when the player is correct. At the 1999 Phoenix Open, Tiger Woods got loose impediment relief from a 500 kilo boulder during the final round when his tee shot on the 13th hole finished in the desert rough. The rules official concluded that if the boulder was not embedded into the ground and could be moved it was a loose impediment. BOULDER-DASH 7 THAT TIGER DROP 6 DURING the second round of the 2013 Masters, Woods’ third stroke from the 15th fairway deflected off the flagstick into the water hazard at the front of the green. He elected to take stroke-and-distance relief under Rule 26, dropping a ball where he had last played from under a penalty of one stroke. Woods played onto the green and holed the putt for a 6. • Watch [left] how one of the most controversial Masters moments unfolded. 8 DJ DE-BUNKED
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