He is penalized two shots for illegal drop but allowed to keep playing, as he and Masters officials miss a chance to make a real statement about integrity.
Opportunities of magnitude, life-changing moments, should be seized and cherished. Tiger Woods had one Saturday at the Masters, and he shanked it. Same for tournament officials.
This is not so much a golf tournament as it is a monument to sport the way it should be. It wears it on its sleeve, preaches it to the masses.
Fred Ridley, chairman of the competition committee and a man in the eye of a hurricane, along with Woods, stated firmly during one of his several appearances in front of various media, “Integrity has been the underpinning of this tournament.”