At this past weekend's BMW Championship, Tiger Woods was penalized two strokes when video evidence showed his ball moved after he attempted to remove debris. This is the second time Woods has been penalized after the fact this season because of video evidence -- the previous one coming at the Masters -- leading PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem to discuss the issue of spectator-reported violations Tuesday.

"It feels awkward when it happens," Finchem said of Woods' situation. "On the other hand, I hate to say it's part of the tradition of the game because actually you can't really argue that because it's changed with the degree of television we have. I think we need to do some more thinking about it. I think people in the game need to think about it."

What do you think about it?



Fan interaction?

On one hand, fans don't call violations in the other major sports. On the other, those have referees watching everything.

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PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem says spectators alerting officials to possible player violations is "difficult and awkward." Should gallery and TV viewers be allowed to do this?

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Calling foul?

Of course, golf's rules are quite strict; do you truly gain an advantage if your ball moves a bit?

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If you removed debris from around your golf ball causing the ball to move ever so slightly, would you report it?

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Skirting the rules?

If you're a rules devotee, you might think less of Tiger Woods for not blowing the whistle on himself.

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How do you feel about Tiger Woods not calling penalties on himself at the BMW Championship and the Masters?

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Sign of the times?

Players can be disqualified if the violations are discovered well after a round.

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Should the PGA Tour change its rule disqualifying players for signing an incorrect scorecard if additional strokes are added/discovered after signing?

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