Luke Donald was almost disqualified from the Masters yesterday when a fax machine smudge made it look like he had signed off on an improper scorecard. Would that have been a fair result had it happened?
KMart86: "Thank goodness they have carrier pigeons at the ready in case the fax machine croaks."
mezzaninho: "In related news, Bubba Watson was nearly disqualified when the Pony Express horse carrying his scorecard suffered a broken leg and the Morse code operator sneezed at an inopportune time. "
jrechenberg: "this is a sport that disqualifies a player when a TV viewer catches a penalty and calls it in."
snettleship: "I disagree. How many sports rely on the players calling penalties on themselves? Also, it's basically like a legal contract, that's why you have to sign the card saying this is my score, not just turn it in. "
AndyKimbro: "The rules of golf are shallow and pedantic"
coachal43: "Golf and its rules bore me. This man had no intent to cheat regarding his score and undoubtedly a fax machine at Augusta or another venue failed. Thus, this minor controversy for a misread number? Really!"