TEE TIME: Rules are rules

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Tee Time

By Dennis George

I understand that last week’s story about Chad Riggs winning the 2014 Bourbon Open caused some discussion about Rule 8.1 (b) and whether the encouragement given to Riggs by his playing companions violated the rule.

It was suggested — perhaps in jest, perhaps not — to Riggs that he would be assessed a two-stroke penalty and have his title taken away after some people read the story and thought he broke a rule.

In the story, I wrote: “With a pitch over a bunker facing him, Riggs received more advice from Conway.”

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