PGA Tour

Rose's honesty costs him

2014-05-31 08:30
Justin Rose (AFP)

Dublin - Justin Rose's honesty cost him a chance to play the weekend at the Memorial Tournament after a self-called penalty on Friday left him one stroke outside the cutline.

Rose, who will defend his US Open title in two weeks, struck the ball twice while chipping out of the rough at the par-three 12th at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

The Englishman dropped his club as soon as he realized his ball made contact with the club during his follow-through.

Television replays proved inconclusive, but Rose docked himself one stroke anyway, rendering birdies at the final two holes of little use.

He shot 72 for a one-over 145, missing the cut by a stroke.

Earlier this month, Rose was the subject of an unusual ruling at the Players Championship.

He was originally penalized two strokes because his ball moved very slightly just off the back of the 18th green after he had placed his wedge behind it.

However, the penalty was rescinded the next day as officials subsequently decided the ball did not move enough to be visible to the naked eye, but only through a close-up television replay.

Fellow European Rory McIlroy also called a penalty stroke on himself for a double-hit on Friday.

McIlroy's incident occurred during a bunker shot at the 15th hole.

The first round leader went on to shoot 78 to fall nine strokes behind halfway pacesetter Paul Casey.

Read more on:    pga tour  |  memorial  |  justin rose  |  golf
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.