‘The controversial golf rule’… ‘Garcia over 3 minutes controversy’

Sergio Garcia (Spain, photo) ‘exploded’ because of golf rules.

Garcia collided with the competition commissioner at the 10th hole (par 5) in the first round of the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship (total prize of $9 million) held at Potomac TPC (par 70, 7107 yards) in Maryland, USA in May of last year. did. I sent my tee shot over the creek on the left side of the fairway, and after searching for the ball for a long time, I found it. However, a match official approached and imposed a penalty, saying that the allowed ball search time was exceeded.

García protested that the match officials had scheduled the search for the ball too early, but it was not accepted. In the end, according to the instructions of the match committee, he received a penalty stroke and continued play. Garcia expressed dissatisfaction, saying, “I want to leave this tour quickly,” and “I won’t have to argue with you (competitors) in a few weeks. Garcia’s final score in this tournament was a tie for 21st (even par 280 strokes). 메이저놀이터

The British Royal Golf Association (R&A) and the American Golf Association (USGA) have reduced the time allowed to find a lost ball from 5 minutes to 3 minutes to speed up the golf game. If the ball is not found within the time limit, it is treated as a lost ball.

Garcia, who caused a time dispute at the Wells Fargo Championship, joined Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf a month later in June of last year. Garcia is a player who appeared like a comet in 1999 when he won the runner-up in the major PGA Championship at the age of 19. While playing on the DP World Tour (formerly known as the European Tour), he collected 11 career victories on the PGA Tour. In 2017, he became the first major champion in his life at the Masters, a ‘great battle’.

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