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Viewer Participation: Golf Stands Out As Only Sport In Which Fans Can Call In Violations
Published April 15, 2013
WHY IS IT EVEN ALLOWED? In Newark, Steve Politi asked, "Why does golf even allow that? Does anyone else think this is totally ridiculous?" Imagine that "happening during an NFL game." Woods is being "punished here because he’s on TV more than anyone else in the sport." He has been "hit with a two-stroke penalty because he’s a celebrity who goofed up and said the wrong thing with the cameras rolling" (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 4/14). Watson on Saturday said, "A high-profile player has the camera on him all the time. Like me today, there were no cameras on me today. Everybody could care less what I was doing. They were worried about what Tiger was doing" (USATODAY.com, 4/13). In N.Y., Filip Bondy wrote under the header, "Method Of How Tiger Woods Was Penalized At Masters Shows Golf Is Going Off Course" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/14).