Westwood On USGA's DJ Ruling: "I felt like I should have been involved in every aspect of what went on"
Golf World's John Huggan talked to Lee Westwood about the U.S. Open's Dustin Johnson saga and Jaime Diaz relayed the comments here.
As the playing partner and scorecard marker for Johnson, Westwood is dismayed that his view of the incident was ignored and that he was not asked his opinion.
The entire account is essential reading, but this stands out the most...
“When we finished the round, Dustin was taken into the scorer’s hut to be shown the footage. I wasn’t invited to join him. Again, that disappointed me. I had to say to someone, ‘Shouldn’t I be in there as his marker?’ So they took me in after that. It was odd, though. I felt like I should have been involved in every aspect of what went on.
“The whole thing was handled very badly. I don’t think anyone should be treated the way Dustin was. A ruling was made on the fifth green, and that should have been it, cut and dried. He certainly should never have been asked to play the last six holes of the U.S. Open without knowing what the score was. I was thinking going down the 12th, Does Shane Lowry in the next group know where he stands? It was ridiculous."