Justin Rose of England, chips from the fairway to the 11th green from during the third round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Golf: 2-shot penalty rescinded for Rose at Players
By DOUG FERGUSON
| The Associated Press
First Published May 11 2014 11:01 am • Last Updated May 15 2014 05:08 pm
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • The PGA Tour has rescinded the two-shot penalty given to Justin Rose at The Players Championship.
Rose was penalized Saturday evening after the third round when he addressed a chip shot off the 18th green and it was deemed his ball moved ever so slightly. Rose didn’t think it did and played the shot. It took viewing of three television shots for the tour to assess the penalty under Rule 18-2b.
An hour before he teed off, the tour rescinded the penalty.
The third-round score became a 71, and Rose teed off only five shots behind the leaders. The Tour is preparing an explanation why the penalty was reversed.
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