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Branden Grace Rules incident at Wentworth

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Branden Grace Rules incident at Wentworth

Postby 999Q » Wed May 31, 2017 12:06 pm

Branden Grace was permitted relief from a lining in a bunker at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth (R24-2b(ii). Whether he should have been penalised for building a stance prior to uncovering the bunker lining with his digging-in is open to argument, but I am more interested as to whether the official should have permitted him to have his footsteps in the sand raked before dropping his ball in taking the relief.

The incident can be viewed at http://golf.swingbyswing.com/article/branden-grace-questionable-drop-bmw-pga-championship/?e=BA7B900981B7A39F62845D4852E6D609.

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Re: Branden Grace Rules incident at Wentworth

Postby Doug » Wed May 31, 2017 7:47 pm

I'm not convinced about the 'building a stance'. We didn't really see what he did before the videoed action but we were told the sand was new and that may have contributed to the slippage.

However, I am also puzzled by his being allowed to rake.
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