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Jesper Parnevik handed a two-stroke penalty at the SAS Championship for NOT taking a mulligan

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At the SAS Championship on Sunday, Jesper Parnevik was handed a two-stroke penalty when he didn’t take a mulligan.

The incident occurred on the third hole of Parnevik’s final round, where according to Reuters, the Swede horseshoed a short bogey putt which came back and struck his foot. The veteran then tapped in for what he thought was a double-bogey, unaware that because the ball had accidentally struck him, he was required to take a mulligan. 

Speaking to Reuters, rules official, Brian Claar said

“When a ball on the putting green accidentally hits any person, animal or immovable obstruction, this stroke does not count and the ball must be replaced on its original spot.

Jesper tapped it in. In that situation he’s played from the wrong place. Unfortunately he gets a two-stroke penalty for playing from the wrong place, and the one where he tapped in counts but the original stroke does not count.”

If the situation sounds perplexing to you, then you aren’t alone.

According to Claar, when he called the USGA for assistance, the governing body asked him “Did that really happen out there?”, before adding that they had never heard of an incident like it occurring before in tournament play. 

Here is the rule which undid Parnevik explained:

Rule 11.1.b, Exception 2:

When Ball Played from Putting Green Accidentally Hits Any Person, Animal or Movable Obstruction (Including Another Ball in Motion) on Putting Green: The stroke does not count and the original ball or another ball must be replaced on its original spot (which if not known must be estimated).

Parnevik ended up making a triple-bogey on the hole and finished the event in a tie for 68th place.

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. jmont04

    Oct 16, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Wait now I’m confused…Why wouldn’t this rule apply to Paul Casey’s putt that hit that bug and went into the hole?

  2. Marie Colllins

    Oct 16, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I called that on an opponent in a tournament when her ball hit a leaf blowing across the green. She looked at me like I was nuts. But the leaf slowed her ball down to where she only had a tap-in and I made her replay the stroke.

  3. ck

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:31 am

    The USGA rule says movable object, not immovable. What kind of immovable object would you find on a green anyway?

  4. Justin

    Oct 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    So if I put the flag stick behind the hole and then putt. If I missed my putt and hit the flag stick I would then be able to take a mulligan?

    • Justin

      Oct 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      I accidentally hit the stick because my intent was to make the putt…

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Golfer sues high profile golf club who revoked his membership for playing too much

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Sunningdale Golf Club is being sued by a former member who alleges that his membership was revoked because he played too much.

According to the U.K. Times, John Cawood, 72, a retired Australian lawyer, is in the process of suing the club after allegations that he was kicked out for playing more than 30 rounds a year.

The issue stems from Cawood playing as much golf as he has on an overseas membership which costs approximately three times less than the full annual membership fee of around $5,000.

Per the report, the Central London county court heard that Cawood joined the club in 1997 and would stay in the U.K playing golf for three months a year. It is claimed that Cawood also stayed in the U.K for an 11-month period over 2014-15.

Claiming a “stitch-up”, Cawood stated on Wednesday

“The club has a perceived idea that I play regularly over 30 times but it’s not true. The last time I played over 30 rounds was in 2006 and I paid a pro-rata rate per game.”

Cawood’s membership was revoked in 2015 after he had been warned twice that he should become a full paying member.

Sunningdale Golf Club boasts celebrities such as Sean Connery and Hugh Grant as its members, and it costs approximately $77,000 to become a member.

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

“Leave the color, or buff it out?” What do you think, WRXers?

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Slick new murdered-out creation from Embrace Putters.

Another attractive looking Olson blade.

Beautiful shot of Summit Golf & Country Club courtesy of Drew Harvie.

Today is the day.

This year’s Wyndham Championship winner working with SuperSpeed.

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Cameron More showcasing Garden City Golf Club in New York.

Great giveaway for WRXers to get their hands on this colorful flat-stick.

A look at Haywood Golf’s slick looking stamping.

How do you like this finish from Goodwood Golf, WRXers?

Tiger Woods style Scotty Newport 2 up for grabs.

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