"News alert. Ken doesn't think it was skill. It must be a illegal
If Tiger did not have a lot of confidence that the shot on 16 was going
to spin hard, he would have played a flop shop in a way similar to the
shot that DL3 holed out, instead of the low sizzler that he played. My
question is, how else could you get that kind of spin on such a short
shot with grass directly behind the ball ? Excessive grooves with sharp
edges are against the rules because it lessens the penalty that is
intended to come with being in the rough. As usual, I am being
mis-represented. I didn't say that Tiger was cheating for sure. I am
saying that it sure looked fishy to me.
**That is in spite of the fact that I believe the shot was played with
supreme skill.** If that ball does not bite like it did, Tiger would
have been left with a 25 foot putt on the same line as DiMarco and
outside of DiMarco (who was putting for birdie of his own). Holing out
for birdie, when par was looking pretty tough, won the tournament for
Tiger. At the very least it allowed him to be in the playoff.
Once again, I remain amazed at the faithful who were posting that the
tournament was over when the two leaders were still on the front nine.