It’s beginning to develop into a weekly incidence on the PGA Tour. In three of the final 5 tournaments, a player has signed an incorrect scorecard and been disqualified because of this. This week’s perpetrator on the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas was Scott Piercy.
He would’ve missed the 36-hole reduce, which got here at 1-over 141, anyway, having shot a pair of 72s, however that is changing into “a thing” on the Tour and it’s not an excellent look. Last week, Y.E. Yang was responsible of the identical mistake on the 103rd PGA Championship, signing for a 4 on the par-4 10th when he actually made a 5. A couple of weeks earlier than that, Scott Harrington would have been a number of pictures too many with the intention to stick round and play on the weekend on the Valspar Championship.
It continues to be confounding why signing an incorrect scorecard (Rule 3.3b) remains to be handled as if it’s the early twentieth century when in immediately’s day and age each shot is measured by ShotLink and most definitely recorded. It’s virtually equally exhausting to clarify why gamers proceed to make scoring errors. These circumstances the place a player is aware of he’s going to overlook the reduce is an indication of disrespect to the sport and one of many bedrocks of the sport – preserving an trustworthy scorecard and testifying to it on the finish of the spherical. Take a minute, examine the mathematics and signal for the right rating. This isn’t rocket science however so long as it stays a Rule it needs to be handled as such. None of those three gamers made an try and play quick and free with the Rules, however that doesn’t make their actions acceptable.
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