Watson throws his hat into Ryder ring
The 10,000 square feet house in question is a new-build that has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a deep-water dock out back to avail of its location on the intra-coastal shoreline. No mention of a tennis court, however.
In the bag
(Nelson Mandela championship)
Driver: Nike VRS Covert Tour (10.5 degree)
Fairway: Nike VR Pro Ltd (15 degree)
Hybrid: Nike VRS (18 degree)
Irons: Nike VR Pro
Wedges: Nike VR Pro (53degree and 60 degree)
Putter: Nike Method Core Drone
Ball: Nike 20XI prototype
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control
By the Rules
Q Generally, the player’s ball must not strike the flagstick when removed from the hole (Rule 17-3). What is the ruling in the following situations:
(a) A player putts too strongly and his ball strikes the flagstick which has been removed by someone in his match or group and placed on the ground behind the hole.
(b) A player plays his second shot to the green and the ball strikes the flagstick, which had been blown down by the wind and was lying on the ground.
(c) A player, not believing he can reach the green which is occupied by the preceding match or group, plays his second shot at a par-five hole and the ball rolls onto the green and strikes the flagstick which has been removed from the hole and placed on the ground by someone in the preceding match or group.
A (a) The player incurs a penalty of loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play under Rule 17-3a.
(b) and (c) No penalty is incurred. Rule 17-3a is not applicable in either case. It applies only when the flagstick has been removed with the player’s authority or prior knowledge by someone in the player’s match or group.
“Now that was nice”
– Charl Schwartzel’s succinct reaction to a runaway win in the Thailand Open on the Asian Tour.
“Been a good week here in Bangkok . . . played better! Tough day today in the heat humidity after being sick all last night and this morning. Aussie PGA next at Coolum!!”
– Darren Clarke looking forward to this week’s challenge Down Under after a week in Thailand where he was sick and also suffered from foot blisters.
“What a finish to the game!! #RVP Dived in my pool in celebration!”
– Graeme McDowell shows he has switched off from his golfing duties by celebrating Robin Van Persie’s winner for Manchester United with an impromptu dip in his pool.