A few weeks ago a leaf hits a ball in motion and causes a 4 shot penalty. Leaf deemed outside agency?
Now a ball is stolen from player- player cops "lost ball"
Spectator not an outside agency??
New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has branded a spectator at the Italian Open an ‘idiot’ for taking off with his ball mid-round.
The 30-year-old, who graduated from the Challenge Tour last year, was playing the eighth hole at Golf Club Milano alongside partners Graeme Storm and Ashun Wu when the ‘fan’ decided he fancied taking a little present home.
Understandably, Fox was less than impressed as he had to head back to the tee and with a two-stroke penalty. He double-bogeyed the hole and signed for a one-under-par 70.
The penalty was the difference between being T36 and T68 after round one and, as things stand, making it to the weekend.