We had two different forms of drama playout at the Masters over the weekend. On Sunday Adam Scott became the first Austrailian to put on the green jacket by beating Angel Cabrera in playoff in the rain. The final hour and half featured shots that were made and shots that were missed.
Scott and Cabrera are good friends and the show of respect for each other added to another incredible Sunday at Augusta.
Happy for Scott, who nly last summer chocked away the British Open by making bogey on his last four holes to lose by one shot to Ernie Els. The biggest controversy came on Friday with Tiger Woods tied for the lead, his third shot to the par 5 15th hit the flagstick and ricocheted back into the pond in front of the green. Here is the issue, the club committee claimed it initially deemed Woods's drop legal, but decided to review
the incident after he said in a post-round interview he dropped the ball "two
yards further back", which is a no-no.
So what Tiger did on 15, was technically a violation of a rule, but the situation got compounded when the committee ruled Woods did nothing wrong. If there was an issue they would of talked to Tiger before he signed his scorecard.
Was Woods deliberately seeking an advantage? I don't think so. Masters officials said: "The penalty of disqualification was waived by the committee under Rule 33 as the Committee had previously reviewed the information and made its initial determination prior to the finish of the player's round."
Did Tiger know he was breaking a rule? Hard to believed the best player in the world does not know the rule, but would a player chasing his 15th major purposely break a rule a on national tv. In the end he was penalized two shots. And not for a minute do I believe the Masters made any exception because it was Tiger