‘The controversial golf rule’… ‘Thomas Claims Temporary Fence’

This is the temporary fence captain of Justin Thomas (USA, photo).

It was at the 1st hole (par 5, 560 yards) in the 3rd round of the PGA Tour Valspar Championship (total prize money of 7.8 million dollars) held at Innisbrook Golf Course (par 71, 7340 yards) in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA last March. Thomas hit his tee shot near the out of bounds fence. When his ball came to rest on the fence that marked the course boundary, he commented, “Isn’t this fence installed temporarily for a tournament?” 메이저놀이터

Boundaries on the course that indicate OB are not obstructions, so there is no relief for interfering with play. However, fixed structures temporarily installed for the competition are stipulated as ‘immovable temporary obstacles’ and can be saved. Thomas took aim at this point. However, the judges judged differently. “These fences marked the course boundaries before the tournament,” he explains.

Thomas continued to play where the ball was placed and caught a birdie with great concentration. Thomas showed excitement by hitting 5 under par for three days in a row in this tournament, but was unable to join the overtime because he was one stroke short. It is tied for third place (16 under par, 268 strokes). After Sam Burns tied with Davis Riley (above USA) (17 under par, 267 strokes), he made a “winner’s birdie” in the second game of overtime and succeeded in his second consecutive victory.

Thomas joined the PGA Tour in 2015 and is a star player who has won 15 career wins, including two majors. He had his best year in the 2016/2017 season, winning five victories. He won two victories in The CJ Cup sponsored by a domestic company. Thomas is a three-time money winner and the 2017 FedEx Cup Champion.

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