Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

140511s3golf (Copy)

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

140511s3golf (Copy)

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Rose gets two-shot penalty at Players

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose was penalized two shots on the 18th hole Saturday in The Players Championship when his ball moved ever so slightly as he prepared to hit a chip shot.

Rose went from a 71 to a 73, dropping him seven shots behind Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth going into the final round.

He saw something when he grounded his sand wedge behind the ball, quickly backing away. But the grass is uneven, and Rose didn't think it moved. He watched replay on the video board and officials were convinced it did not move. Only a closer look revealed it moved a fraction of an inch.

Rose received one shot for causing the ball to move at address (Rule 18-2b) and another for not replacing it.

European Tour event cut to 36 holes * The Madeira Islands Open was reduced to 36 holes because of persistent fog on Saturday, with the first round still incomplete. …

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