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With recent rulings, fair is a relative term

Updated: August 25, 2010, 6:27 PM ET
By Jason Sobel

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Golf is a game of rules. Break the rules and you must pay the penalty -- even if the offense was unintentional.

Even so, some of these black-and-white situations have morphed into shades of gray in recent weeks.

First there was Dustin Johnson, who unsuspectingly grounded his club in a bunker on the final hole of the PGA Championship, resulting in a two-stroke penalty that left him out of a playoff. Then Juli Inkster, who placed a swing weight ...

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