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So I was reading a bunch of the comments about Spieth's drop on #13 over at GolfWRX and was curious what the consensus was here on two things: 1 - What do you think about the decision to declare an unplayable lie and take the drop on the driving range - some think it should've been OB and that the R&A were playing favorites? 2 - How do you feel about the time it took for Spieth to take the drop and make his shot? They were already warned about slow play, do you think he should have received a penalty? Do you think it was fair/not fair to Matt Kucher? Just curious is all. My opinion on the matter is that the rules officials were there to make the calls. If they didn't call anything on him then that's that. I do hate that it took so long for Kucher's sake - that kinda wait can really screw up your momentum. However, I also think he could have said something about it if it were really an issue. Kuch is a good guy though and a true class act to give Spieth the time he needed. I think it shows how much he wanted to win on his own merit rather than pushing Jordan to make a hasty decision that could have cost him more than bogey.
I hit my drive into a tree. The ball dropped straight down inside a racoon hole. I found my ball deep in the hole. Took a free drop from abnormal ground condition caused by burrowing animal. In taking relief from the ground condition, i had to drop under the tree. After the first drop, The low branches then interfered with my backswing. I decided the lie was unplayable. Took a penalty stroke and dropped a second time clear of the tree. Then i was laying 2, hitting 3. Was this correct? Or was i entitled to full free relief from the racoon hole to a point where my swing was not impeded?
Did I understand this right? Justin Rose double-hits a chip shot mid-round....and says nothing until officials ask him about it in the tent. Then he says that yes, it was a double-hit. Sorry....but the mentality of "I-thought-I-could-get-away-with-it-until-you-called-me-on-it" is not very high on the honesty scale.