Woods given entitlement to play

Apr 13, 2013 by

AUGUSTA, Ga. — After being assessed a two-stroke penalty Saturday for hitting from the wrong spot on the 15th hole a day earlier at the Masters, Tiger Woods finished the third round at three under par.He remained four strokes behind the tournament’s leaders, Jason Day and Brandt Snedeker.

Woods was three strokes off the lead when he completed the second round at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday, and could have been disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. But after reviewing the episode with Woods, the rules committee at Augusta National chose to add two strokes to Woods’s score for the violation and allow him to play the weekend.

The committee invoked Rule 33-7, which allows a penalty of disqualification to be waived or modified in exceptional cases. The rule was instituted in 2011 to address the issue of armchair rules officials who report violations from home after players sign their scorecards.

via Woods Penalized for Illegal Ball Drop at Augusta – NYTimes.com.

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