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Drop at Augusta

Posted June 24, 2015 in feel rules advanced

Some situations make it easy for even experienced golfers to make a mistake and not match up with the rules.  Rule 26-1 states that the ball should be dropped as near as possible to the spot where it was last played.

In the 2013 major at Augusta, there was a controversial drop by a competitor. He decided to take off two yards from the shot he previously hit in order to prevent hitting the flagstick or having it spin back into the water again. Since his drop was not as near as possible to his previous shot, he was in violation of the rule.

Learn a lesson from this violation and make sure to always drop as close as possible to where your previous shot was hit.