March 18, 2021 at 10:59 PM
Way back a bit, Craig Statler was penalized for placing a towel under his knees to keep his white pants clean. Ruling was improving his lie. Why now are guys able to remove shoes, socks, and shirts to hit out of a water hazard? Thoughts.
I say if you want to hit it out, go for it, but with shoes, socks and shirt on!!!
Eric HRidgway, PA
Barry MReno, NV
March 25, 2021 at 08:16 PM
Just my opinion but I'd say shoe/sox removal is building a stance all be it underwater or everyone would go to the beach and swim with their Footjoys on. Last week the guy stripped down to play a shot from a mud puddle. When is a mud puddle part of the golf course? If it is, put on a rain suit and let 'er rip!! Where's the time clock rule? So much for pace of play. Geez! Signing an incorrect score card is another"Gotcha" joke. The Pros play for millions. The card should be checked by a PGA Official before being signed by the player. This isn't the 1800's. That rule should have been changed after Roberto DeVicenzo's robbery.
It's high time golf modernizes some of these dumb rules or else, bring back the stymie.
Frank PPort St. Lucie, FL
Chuck ZMt Pleasant, SC
March 26, 2021 at 02:42 AM
I remember the Craig Stadler penalty well. It was at Torrey Pines in the late 80's. It was called in by some guy sitting at home watching on TV. In my opinion, one of the worst penalties ever handed out. If Stadler knelt on a piece of plywood, okay that's building a stance, but a towel is still going to follow the contours of the ground underneath.
March 27, 2021 at 01:02 AM
March 30, 2021 at 01:44 AM
More areas need to be considered OB instead of getting free relief. Guys blasting driver at tents and such should be penalized when they fly into unplayable areas.
Also, more penalty areas should be marked differently than with red stakes, and make them out of play to protect natural wetlands and waterways.
March 30, 2021 at 11:46 PM
April 05, 2021 at 03:37 PM
Arnies Army got the name from soldiers from Fort Gordon that attended the Masters.
I was the defending champion at the Masters that year, and, as he always did in those days, Clifford Roberts – Augusta National’s co-founder along with Bob Jones, used GIs from nearby Camp Gordon (now Fort Gordon), the military installation where Cliff spent two years as a young soldier, to work the scoreboards.
Many people don’t realize that the Masters was not a sellout in those early years. Anybody with five dollars could walk up to the gates and buy a ticket for the day. Elementary school teachers had boxes of tickets on their desks with signs reading, “Masters Tickets: Please Help Support Our Town.” Cliff wanted as large a gallery as he could get that year since the Masters was being televised for the second time, so he gave free passes to any soldier who showed up in uniform.
April 05, 2021 at 06:44 PM
Brock LFort Myers, FL
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?