“It was poor from me to not know the rules of a game I’ve played since I was two. I take full responsibility. People say it’s bad luck but it’s not bad luck because I should have replayed the shot and could have made four. But I didn’t and it became nine, and that became me missing my card. I’ve only got myself to blame. I’m not annoyed with anyone else.”
The best wishes of his peers have not assisted much either; and neither has their collective ignorance. I asked 10 different pros at the Dunhill Links if they were aware of that particular rule and all admitted they were not.
I am sure there is no body of professional games players who so cheerfully know so little of the rules of their game as do professional golfers.