Tiger raises Masters red flag

2013-04-13 15:16
Tiger Woods (Gallo Images)
Augusta - Tiger Woods reportedly was given a two-stroke penalty at the Masters on Saturday for an improper drop at the 15th hole in Friday's second round, a violation that could have led to his disqualification.

ESPN, CBS and The Golf Channel reported the ruling although Augusta National had not made any such announcement or official scoring change.

Woods would fall from three to five strokes behind leader Jason Day of Australia but be allowed to continue playing in the year's first major championship.

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A rule change last year governing such situations allowed for a two-stroke penalty for a player who unknowingly makes a penalty but signs a scorecard for what he thinks is a proper score.

Before last year, that would have been a disqualifying error.

Woods, a 14-time major champion chasing the record 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus, has not won a major title since the 2008 US Open and has not won the Masters since capturing his fourth green jacket in 2005.

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