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Varsity - April 18, 2013

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'' Ask The BADGERS TODD OEHRLEIN Question of the Week: Tiger Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty for an improper drop during The Masters last weekend. How do you think the tournament officials should have handled it? • HEAD COACH • WOMEN'S GOLF "It was an interesting discussion amongst the team, just knowing the rule and knowing what you're supposed to do and how you're supposed to handle it. I have no problems with Tiger Woods playing over the weekend. The rules official said it was okay to play, and that was their ruling. So I thought he should go ahead and play." LINDSAY DANIELSON MICHAEL BURCIN HEAD COACH • MEN'S GOLF • SENIOR • WOMEN'S GOLF "I think that the penalty for the improper drop was appropriate. The mistake was clearly unintentional and while it seems to have been an advantage, there was a very small difference in where he dropped his ball and where the nearest point was. It was definitely a unique situation, but I think the tournament officials made the right decision in letting him continue the tournament." BRADY KEEGAN • SENIOR • MEN'S GOLF "I feel he should have withdrawn from the tournament based on similar past experiences with lesser-known players who have also 'unknowingly' broken the rules of golf and have taken the high road and withdrawn. Although Tiger's situation is a very unique one, it doesn't take away from the fact that he broke the rule and should be held to the same moral expectations that players in the past have been held to." 24 » VARSITY APR I L 18, 2013

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