Ladies European Tour
Aug 21st, 2020
Lexi dodges a bullet but misses cut
Very marginal decision by R&A on rules infringement
Words: GolfPunk Photography: R&A
Rule 8.1 'Player’s Actions That Improve Conditions Affecting the Stroke' includes a section that states that a player must not take any of these actions if they improve the conditions affecting the stroke:
Move, bend or break any:
- Growing or attached natural object,
- Immovable obstruction, integral object or boundary object, or
- Tee-marker for the teeing area when playing a ball from that teeing area.
Although it was a brain freeze moment for Lexi as she should not have been dabbing around in the grass it is clear that the grass did spring back into place and so one can understand the ruling.
Questions may well be raised as to whether the R&A bottled it and that had it been a lesser player might they have taken a different stance but we think its probably time to move on. As it happens Lexi was never really in the hunt and is missing the cut.