Tiger Woods Shoots 70 Amidst Controversy
Augusta, Ga – Tiger Woods fired a third round 2-under-par 70 at The Masters. Woods’ day began with controversy. Tiger Woods woke up Saturday morning to a text from his agent Mark Steinberg that read, “call me”. Having called “Steiny”. Woods was made aware that he might have taken an incorrect drop Friday at his 15th hole. Golf Channel’s Jason Sobel broke the news Friday night via Twitter.
Sobel was spot on with his assessment. Saturday morning, turned into a frenzy of controversy that looked as if it might mare the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. The controversy was well documented by Golf Channel’s Live From The Masters, as the golfing world anxiously awaited a decision from Augusta National Golf Club. In the end, The Masters Competition and Rules Committee decided to penalize Woods 2-strokes, rather than disqualify him under rule 33-7.
Fred Ridley, Chairman of the Competition Committee and Augusta National Golf Club released the following statement at approximately 11 A.M.
Woods addressed the issue as well, opting to make a statement via Twitter:
Despite calls for him to withdraw or disqualify himself, Woods teed it up and shot a 2-under-par 70. Woods round included five birdies and three bogeys. Woods finished his round by sinking a 10-foot putt on the 18th hole to save par. Woods enters the final round well within striking distance of the leaders. As always it will definitely prove to be an interesting Sunday at Augusta.