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    Golf Pig of the Year 09, 10, 11 Marcos is on a distinguished road Marcos's Avatar
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    Players Championship camera in bunker ruling

    If anyone saw this, its an advantage to the player when he asked the official to drop his ball so not to hit the inbeded camera in the sand trap. His lie was like a 'fried' egg and now he gets a free drop 1 club length behind the ball and his ball has a good lie!!! I dont get this? Should he not get the same type of lie (fried egg) as i call them, and not an almost perfect lie? Any golf Gods here can clear this up?

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    A free drop in a hazard. Interesting.

    Who was the player and what hole was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillslider View Post
    A free drop in a hazard. Interesting.
    The camera would be an immovable obstruction and the player would be eligible for a free drop in the bunker. The resultant lie is just the luck of the draw.

    PS. There are no 'hazards' in the rules now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AAA View Post
    The camera would be an immovable obstruction and the player would be eligible for a free drop in the bunker. The resultant lie is just the luck of the draw.

    PS. There are no 'hazards' in the rules now.
    Whoops I meant penalty area

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    Golf Pig of the Year 09, 10, 11 Marcos is on a distinguished road Marcos's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillslider View Post
    A free drop in a hazard. Interesting.

    Who was the player and what hole was it?
    I should have taken notes when it happened Les, dont remember, sorry.

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    Golf Pig of the Year 09, 10, 11 Marcos is on a distinguished road Marcos's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AAA View Post
    The camera would be an immovable obstruction and the player would be eligible for a free drop in the bunker. The resultant lie is just the luck of the draw.

    PS. There are no 'hazards' in the rules now.
    Thanks for the info AAA. Good to know.

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    It was a Canadian Mackenzie Hughes that got the ruling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrollerpete View Post
    It was a Canadian Mackenzie Hughes that got the ruling.
    Thanks Pete.

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    That's where the rules can be to your advantage. The communication with the refereee was excellent in that the right questions were asked. MacKenzie's swing would have totally taken the camera out and by the rules he was entitled to the free relief. Good job by him and the refereee.

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    Golf Pig of the Year 09, 10, 11 Marcos is on a distinguished road Marcos's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbower View Post
    That's where the rules can be to your advantage. The communication with the refereee was excellent in that the right questions were asked. MacKenzie's swing would have totally taken the camera out and by the rules he was entitled to the free relief. Good job by him and the refereee.
    Agree with you Gerry. I was just wondering why his ball was not buried halfway in the sand when he dropped it but understand it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    Agree with you Gerry. I was just wondering why his ball was not buried halfway in the sand when he dropped it but understand it now.
    One of the reasons that dropping from knee height was introduced.

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    As he's getting the relief from the immovable obstruction you do not have to re-create the lie. It was his good luck!!! If he was just identifying his ball or trying to find it in the bunker then he would not have the free relief and would have had to re-create his lie where the ball was. The Rules can sometimes help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbower View Post
    As he's getting the relief from the immovable obstruction you do not have to re-create the lie. It was his good luck!!! If he was just identifying his ball or trying to find it in the bunker then he would not have the free relief and would have had to re-create his lie where the ball was. The Rules can sometimes help.
    Thanks Gerry. Good to know.Hope you are doing well buddy.

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    What Players were you watching? Sheesh this was last year!

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    nope - round 1 of this year's Players before it was shut down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillslider View Post
    Whoops I meant penalty area
    No you didn't. You meant bunker

    Besides, you wouldn't get relief from an immovable obstruction if your ball is in a penalty area.

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