Matt Kuchar misplaced his battle with PGA Tour guidelines officers after contesting a weird ruling throughout the opening spherical of the Memorial Match.
Kuchar posted a one-over 73 at Muirfield Village to take a seat eight strokes off the early lead, the place he was embroiled in a prolonged guidelines debate on the par-four 17th.
The American’s drive had bounced into the golf green and rolled into an outdated pitch mark, with Kuchar attempting to persuade officers that the ball had as a substitute landed in its personal pitch mark.
Kuchar would have been capable of transfer his ball had the mark been made by his shot, resulting in the FedExCup chief to name in an official for a second opinion.
A prolonged dialog and the official trying again at TV replays failed to provide Kuchar the reply he hoped for, leading to him asking for one more official to have a look at it.
The second official additionally rejected Kuchar’s suggestion and left him having to play his shot from its touchdown spot, the place he discovered the again of the inexperienced earlier than getting up and down to avoid wasting par.
Was Kuchar proper to name in an official? Click on on the video above to see the weird incident!
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