Snotty wrote: »
It looked to me like two separate rules breeches.
1. He improved his lie (twice) by brushing away sand from behind his lie.
2. He walked to a separate area in the bunker, took a practice swing and took a big splash of sand.
#2 is at 46seconds in this video
benny79 wrote: »
So was he cheating or was it an accident?
slave1 wrote: »
What I'm surprised at was the 2 stroke penalty, I thought as he did it twice it should be a 2 X 2 stroke penalty.
dball wrote: »
Was it the par 5 11th hole on Day 3 - the scorecard shows an 8.
maybe he thought it was worth it, In the bunker in 2 - plays out of the bunker + (2 shots penalty) and a tap in putt for a bogey (Had he played 2 or 3 to there? From where took his shot from?) Did he get up and down from where his bunker shot ended up?
Will this be his defense if he is ever questioned about it - Will he ever be questioned or will it be hidden in the US media?
davegilly wrote: »
The abuse he is getting is very unfair in this instance and i think Reed has been very good about the whole situation considering what actually happened and the abuse he has received.
The liklehood is that the camera angle is very misleading. If you look at it closely the camera focussing is different between the ball and where the sand moved which would suggest there was a reasonable gap between both areas. When a camera is zoomed in from a distance it can compress the distance making it look like it is really close when the reality is that there is a sizeable gap.
This is most likely why he asked if there was a different camera angle to show how far back his club actually was and when there wasnt he just accepted his punishment. Fair play to him.
You have to ask yourself - all players know there are cameras on them every single second of the round - why would they bother try and cheat when they know it is being recorded, it makes no sense. Arsehole that he may be or not.