The furor refuses to subside...
Gary Van Sickle says "the eyeball test and the weight of the evidence says" the still "got it wrong, wrong, wrong" in his at golf.com column summing up the continued furor over Dustin Johnson penalty.
Johnson was sure he did not cause the ball to move. In golf, that’s the end of it. But a couple of guys in a TV booth decided he should be penalized.
Hall and Pagel called Johnson a liar. They didn’t use those words but by assessing a one-shot penalty, they branded him a liar. And Westwood. And the walking rules official.
I don’t believe any of those three are liars. And I don’t see what evidence there was to levy the penalty. Pagel said that if it there was even a 51 percent chance that Johnson might have caused the movement, then a penalty must be assessed.
Fifty-one percent? There is no such thing. That’s like being 51 percent pregnant. You either are or you aren’t.