Reed will get two-stroke penalty in guidelines controversy at World Problem

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(Information) – Patrick Reed was penalised two strokes for a guidelines violation within the Hero World Problem third spherical within the Bahamas on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Golf – The 148th Open Championship – Royal Portrush Golf Membership, Portrush, Northern Eire – July 20, 2019 Patrick Reed of the U.S. on the 18th gap throughout the third spherical Information/Ian Walton

Reed was docked the strokes after twice shifting sand whereas taking a follow swing in a sandy waste space on the 11th gap at Albany Golf Membership, which served to marginally enhance his lie.

The 2018 Masters champion was deemed to have improved his meant line of play, violating rule eight.1a.

The midway chief thus carded a spherical of 74 and fell three strokes behind the 54-hole chief, fellow American Gary Woodland.

Reed appeared to query whether or not the penalty was warranted, however stated he would put it behind him and concentrate on the ultimate spherical.

“On the finish of the day you need to settle for the penalty and transfer on,” he advised reporters.

“After seeing the membership return and brush some sand, they thought that’s a breach of the foundations.”

The tv photos had been filmed from behind the ball, whereas Reed was trying down on it, one thing he stated might result in completely different interpretations due to the completely different angles.

“It’s my phrase towards their phrase. They weren’t standing there,” he stated.

Guidelines official Slugger White stated whether or not Reed meant to brush the sand or not was irrelevant.

“You could possibly see the trail of the sand come away on two completely different events,” White advised reporters.

“He did it the primary time, put the membership down once more and did it one other time. Intent wouldn’t matter right here.”

Reporting by Andrew Each in Cary, North Carolina; Enhancing by Ken Ferris