Published On: Sun, Aug 13th, 2017

Jordan Spieth discovers rules loophole during PGA

CHARLOTTE – Jordan Spieth played some golf today. He also did a spot of gardening. It started when Spieth flared his drive wildly right on the par-5 10th hole during his second round at the 2017 PGA Championship. He walked up to find his ball on a cart path, and because cart paths are classified under the rules of golf as a man made obstruction, he was entitled to a free drop. (Incidentally, this is why the ending of Happy Gilmore makes zero sense, because a rules official forces him to play through a literal man made obstruction, even though he presumably knew the man-made obstruction rule. Perhaps he was in the can for Shooter McGavin. Either way, it was a terrible call.) But anyway, first,

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