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Dustin Johnson's PGA Tale of Woe: Stupid Is as Stupid Does {Fanhouse Golf Blog}

Aug 16th 2010 11:53AM

Dustin was an Academic All-American in College.

Dustin Johnson's PGA Tale of Woe: Stupid Is as Stupid Does {Fanhouse Golf Blog}

Aug 16th 2010 11:51AM

Technically, under the USGA Rules of Golf that was NOT a bunker.

Dustin Johnson's PGA Tale of Woe: Stupid Is as Stupid Does {Fanhouse Golf Blog}

Aug 16th 2010 11:32AM

The USGA Rules of Golf state: "A "bunker" is a hazard consisting of a prepared area of ground, often a hollow, from which turf or soil has been removed and replaced with sand or the like."

The Supplementary Rules at Whistling Straits stated: "1. Bunkers: All areas of the course that were designed and built as sand bunkers will be played as bunkers (hazards), whether or not they have been raked." Dustin says he never viewed the area he hit from as a "bunker" as defined under the USGA Rules of Golf. The Supplementary rulesheet used the term "bunker" to define a hazard. If this area did not meet the definition as defined of "bunker" as defined under the USGA Rules of Golf as Dustin was saying then NO PENALTY should have been accessed. That was not a "bunker" under the USGA Rules of Golf because it wasn't hollowed out area of ground where dirt had been removed and replaced by sand. I agree with Dustin. The PGA Rules Official needs to learn the Rules of Golf if he is going to impose penalty shots.

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