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2013 Masters Discussion Thread, Update with Tiger's Illegal Drop (Post #343)


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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.

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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.
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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.

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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...
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Originally Posted by clarkeycats

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.

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Originally Posted by RonTheSavage

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

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Originally Posted by TXRains

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.

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Originally Posted by trh98

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

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