World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) cleverly used the rules to wear the ‘green jacket’.
It was at the 18th hole (par 4) of the 3rd round of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Masters, held on April 9 last year at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA. Scheffler, who was leading by four strokes, hit a tee shot into the woods on the left. If he did not find the ball within 3 minutes, he would be penalized and had to tee shot again from the teeing ground. Fortunately, Scheffler, who found the ball in the thicket, declared it an unplayable ball. You can drop within two clubs and continue playing with a one-stroke penalty.
Schaeffler used his advantage as much as possible by questioning the race officials during the drop. Scheffler removed all the pine needles around the dropped ball to create a perfect lie. Rule 15.1/a3 of Golf states that “it is permitted to remove a loose impediment prior to dropping or placing the ball.” Scheffler blocked this hole with a bogey. He went into the final day round with his three-stroke lead, eventually completing his first major win at the Masters. 카지노
Schaeffler is a player who entered the PGA Tour in 2020 after going through the Korn Ferry (Part 2) Tour in 2019 and immediately became the Rookie of the Year. After reporting his first win at the WM Phoenix Open in February 2022, Arnold Palmer Invitational and Dell Technologies Match Play in March, and the Masters in April, he vomited his spirit to sweep 4 wins in one year. He rose to the top of the world rankings and grew into a player representing the PGA Tour.