Jason Sobel explains 14-year-old Guan Tianlang's latest brush with the rules, when he was assessed a one-shot penalty in the FedEx St. Jude Classic en route to a missed cut.
Seems he picked up his ball in a bunker to ID it without informing his playing partners. Oh boy...
According to eyewitnesses, Steven Bowditch – one of his two playing partners, along with Steve Lebrun – confronted the teenager about his lack of knowledge of the rule.
After the round, it was ruled that Guan violated Rule 12-2. He was assessed a one-stroke penalty for failing to alert his marker or fellow competitor of his intention to mark and lift his ball for identification.
Bowditch initially refused to sign his playing partner’s scorecard before finally acquiescing.