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post #289 of 1228

Man, they assessed Tianglang a penalty. So dirty. The kid is 14, and I know he isn't exempt from rules, but c'mon. Put him over the cutline as well, it seems.

post #290 of 1228

Ok, he's at the cutline, but if anyone goes to -7 he is out. Still a shitty thing to do to a kid in his first pro appearance.

post #291 of 1228

I can't believe they assessed him a stroke!  I did some quick googling and it seems like he is the first player in 17 years to be assessed a stroke for slow play.  Anybody know if that's true?  If so - it seems completely unfair and ridiculous.   

post #292 of 1228

First player in 17 years at the Masters. Not the PGA.
 

post #293 of 1228
He must have been warned, and still didn't speed up. Watching the amen corner earlier, he was taking forever at every shot. He shouldn't be treated any differently for being a kid, he is playing for the green jacket like everyone else, so should be treated like anyone else would be if they were playing slow.
post #294 of 1228

I read the story on PGA.com and it didn't mention a warning. Not to say that it didn't happen (and I really hope it did), but as a sportswriter myself I think that really needs to be included in the story.

 

EDIT: ESPN just said that the group was put on the clock at some point earlier.

post #295 of 1228
I feel about slow play the same way Mr T feels about fools... Let the penalties commence until slow play is eradicated, I don't care if it's Nelson Mandela...
post #296 of 1228
Just seen that Tiger has been waiting at the 4th tee for 20+mins, what is going on? It can't all be because of Tianglang!?
post #297 of 1228

I hate slow play. For being 14 he sure looks 17 to me. Still incredible play from a minor, just adding two cents.

post #298 of 1228
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Originally Posted by clarkeycats View Post

Just seen that Tiger has been waiting at the 4th tee for 20+mins, what is going on? It can't all be because of Tianglang!?


Exactly! But, once a group is on the clock, it's on the clock I guess. That said, I wonder if Guan was the reason for the delay in that group exclusively, or if the others were slow too.

post #299 of 1228
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Originally Posted by RonTheSavage View Post

According to Jason Sobel's twitter Guan was assessed a one-stroke penalty for slow play. Pretty lame to use that rule here at Augusta and to a KID for crying out loud.


said he was warned beforehand.....wonder if they'd ever do that to Freddy because he's damn slow

post #300 of 1228
It's really hard for me to believe that not one player over the last 17 years at the Masters played as slowly as he did today.

I think he was more stringently watched because he is a 14-year old from
China. But that's just me.
post #301 of 1228

Guan just spoke on ESPN about the penalty and, I've got to say, he is more than impressive. Said the win was forcing him to keep switching club and that he respects the decision on the ruling. Said it won't put a negative light on his experience this week, even if he misses the cut.

 

I have to say, even if he was faking it, there are probably loads of adults that wouldn't have handled it that well. Maybe it's because he's a kid, but either way, it's awesome.

post #302 of 1228
The kid will learn though. Maybe he was taking so long because he was playing TW13 on his PSP inbetween shots.
post #303 of 1228
Loads of respect for him after hearing that interview.

I still believe that had he been a 14 year old from Georgia, he would not have been penalized. I could be wrong.
post #304 of 1228
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Originally Posted by TXRains View Post

Guan just spoke on ESPN about the penalty and, I've got to say, he is more than impressive. Said the win was forcing him to keep switching club and that he respects the decision on the ruling. Said it won't put a negative light on his experience this week, even if he misses the cut.

 

I have to say, even if he was faking it, there are probably loads of adults that wouldn't have handled it that well. Maybe it's because he's a kid, but either way, it's awesome.

I saw the same thing. Hats off to the young man.

post #305 of 1228
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Originally Posted by trh98 View Post

Loads of respect for him after hearing that interview.

I still believe that had he been a 14 year old from Georgia, he would not have been penalized. I could be wrong.

I dont think you're wrong at all

post #306 of 1228

Hey Everyone, New here from SoCal thought i join in on the discusion 

 

Cheers!

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