Things went from dangerous to worse for Matthew Wolff on Friday at Augusta National.
Wolff, who already has 5 top-10 PGA Tour finishes on the age of 21, began his second spherical on the 2021 Masters by pushing his drive to the best into the pine straw.
He compounded the issue by lacking a chip and issues escalated from there—Wolff took a quadruple-bogey snowman on the opening gap.
But on the spherical’s conclusion, Wolff made a good greater mistake, signing a card that had a lower score than he shot.
Wolff wouldn’t have made the lower, as he struggled mightily, nevertheless it’s additionally a part of a better development that has seen him play inconsistently from week to week.
For instance, Wolff withdrew from the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession after an opening-round 83, and some weeks prior had carried out the identical after taking pictures a 78 within the first spherical of the Farmers Insurance Open.
It’s not the primary time this 12 months that Wolff has discovered bother. Back in January on the American Express, Wolff was assessed a one-stroke penalty for violation of Rule 9.4b (Ball Lifted or Moved by You – Penalty for Lifting or Deliberately Touching Your Ball or Causing it to Move).
On the primary gap on the Stadium Course at PGA West, Wolff drove his ball into the left tough, however the ball moved throughout his backswing and Rules official Slugger White mentioned the scenario with Wolff.
It was initially addressed by Wolff with the PGA Tour’s Rules Committee on Thursday, with the choice subsequently reversed on Friday after the Rules Committee gained entry to video proof not accessible on the time of the ruling that confirmed Wolff was accountable for the motion of his ball.