Originally Posted by liquor box
I think it will go down as the worst drop in Pro golf ever.
The drop zone sloped away from the green and was about 1.5 yards wide, there were divots about 12 inches from the higher elevation side of the circle.
I am no physicist but my basic understanding of gravity would mean that a ball dropped on the upside of the divots was going to always roll into them.
She could have dropped the ball behind the divots and had a perfect lie. Since the ball was always going to land in a divot she should not have putted.
I thought the same thing but if she dropped behind the divots she would have had to putt over them. It just seemed that she was so intent on putting that ball that it clouded her reasoning.
She was going to putt the ball from the original lie and it's like that mindset never changed. When she took her original stance the rules official told her if that was her stance and she was going to putt the ball she could take a drop. She said "Yeah I'm going to putt it."
Maybe she thought since she told him she was going to putt the ball that she had to putt the ball even after the drop? (Surely not but all of it made me wonder).
She was upset that the ball went in the divot hole but made no re-evaluation.