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Squawk of the Day - April 16, 2013

"The Masters’ penalized a 14-year-old boy for playing too slow and yet they let Tiger Woods continue to play after a disqualifying action. That is sports in America."

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MRKIA 1 year ago

IT'S ABOUT AS REASONABLE AS SPENDING OUTRAGEOUS SUMS TO SUPPORT SOMEONE THAT CAN KNOCK A BALL IN A HOLE AND CALL THEM MASTER.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year ago

This is "politically correct" sports in America. Don't forget the Press had Tiger wearing another Green Jacket last week before the tournament even started.

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WTFwtf 1 year ago

Slow play kills golf and there r rules that he broke. The rules as far as tiger goes were initially fumbled a bit but in the end the rules were followed correctly.

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waltspecht 1 year ago

No, that is proper application of the rules as written. Ever wonder who called it into the attention of the committee?

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agirl_25 1 year ago

Attention to Tiger's "mistake'? A spectator called it to the attention of the committee.

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waltspecht 1 year ago

Not a spectator, someone watching TV from what I understood. If the Marshals didn't catch it, and everyone thought it to be OK, why the call in? Or was it someone's ex Boyfriend?

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year ago

Maybe Tiger's ex-wife got him again...

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agirl_25 1 year ago

Sorry, should have said viewer...you are correct...one of millions of TV viewers apparently made a phone call to officials at The Masters claiming that Tiger Woods had improperly dropped his ball on #15. This TV viewer said Woods had broken Rule 26-1a. The punishment for breaking this rule is a 2-stroke penalty. This TV viewer insisted that Tiger should have a score on #15 of 8, not 6 strokes.

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stc1993 1 year ago

Someone watching on tv is what I read.

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jglass 1 year ago

I wondered what happened to that boy. I just think it was AWESOME for him to be in the tournament.

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fcarroll 1 year ago

Should we not be looking more at the events that took place in Boston Monday that affected many lives versus a golf game. The boy will live to over come what took place at the tournament but the 8 yr old that lost his life due to some idiot placing bombs at the end of the marathon race. Come on people if you have not already, lets start a prayer chain for the 100 victims that are hospitalized due to injuries and the family of the 4 that died.

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Jax 1 year ago

In case you didn't know, this isn't the only place on this site on which to comment. There is at least one story on the terror attack in Boston. You are more than welcome to comment on the tragedy on there. Don't chide the people that happen to be commenting on the squawk above.

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Bulldawg 1 year ago

Who cares. The rules committee can do what they think is best. By the time the next Masters gets here, all of this will be forgotten by most people.

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WTFwtf 1 year ago

Prayer chain. Ha ha ha

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year ago

Squawker is ignorant to the rules of the game. There were rules in place to penalize the mistake by Tiger. That one hole probably cost him the tournament with a total of 3 penalty strokes taken.

Just because you watched Sportscenter for 10 minutes on Friday night doesn't mean you have a full grasp of what happened and what consequences were warranted.

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VSU 1 year ago

In case the squawker missed it, Tiger was assessed a 2 stroke penalty so he didn't get out of it scott free. That 2 stroke penalty might have cost Tiger a chance at winning.

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Bulldawg 1 year ago

Even if Tiger did not get the penalty, he would not have won the masters anyway because of his score. I think Tiger is a good golfer, but he just made a mistake that he admitted too as well.

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VSU 1 year ago

That's true, but that happened after round 2. Without the penalty perhaps Tigers is not as distracted and maybe concentrates a little harder and maybe gets the win. I think he felt a little discouraged by that, but still held in there to finish 4th or tied for 4th. He had a couple of putts, one that he just missed that caused him to have a bogey didn't help him any. All in all it was a good finish at the masters with a double OT shootout between Angel Cabrera (sp) and Adam Scott. Angel just missed by inches of sending it to a 3rd OT

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VSU 1 year ago

I thought the same thing Bulldawg about the score and the two strokes not making a difference, but I guess I am thinking the momentum factor. I've seen Tiger go into the final round down 6 strokes and still win the tournament, so with two rounds left he still had plenty of time, except the players ahead of him was able to maintain their performance.

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finkeldorfer 1 year ago

"No problem Masters tournament happy to call in and help," Thomas Vonn jokingly tweeted. "You always have to keep an eye on those cheaters ;)"

ex-husband of Lindsey Vonn, Tiger's current girlfriend

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agirl_25 1 year ago

I only go for the wonderful pimento sandwiches....the best you will ever have. Don't know a thing about golf but love the sound of the club whacking the ball...WHOOMPPPPPPPP...

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year ago

Reading that is like seeing someone put A1 steak sauce on a good steak. :)

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