If you watched this weekend’s HSBC Champions final, you probably spent the last hour going…”Did you see that!” more than once.
A flop shot on the putting service – give me a break. There was no need for that shot, and no one will convince me that it was ‘the only shot’ he could make. It was high risk and, frankly, I enjoyed watching the ball roll down the hill. Reminded me of Wingfoot…you take an unnessary risk and you reap the rewards.
And what about pace of play…I hate slow play. But what I hate more is when the rules are stretched beyond reason to pacify “star athletes”, regardless of which sport we’re talking about. Sorry…rules are rules and I’d love to see a referee bold enough to slap some of the primadona’s upside the head with a slow play penalty.
But I guess Andy McFee just didn’t have the guts to issue Phil a second warning which would have seen the world No2 docked one shot. I guess he felt sorry for Phil, given he already had 6 penalties that round.
A final round of 76 wins the championship…still makes me want to say..”Did you see that!?”
Mickelson victory under a cloud after slow-play dispute
By Bernie McGuire in Shanghai
12 Nov 2007
PHIL MICKELSON yesterday captured his second win outside the United States, but only after a controversial decision by senior referee Andy McFee not to issue him a second warning for slow play which would have seen the world No2 docked one… read more…
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