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“The integrity of this sport is bigger than the desire to see Tiger Woods play golf today,” Chamblee said. “I want to see Tiger Woods play golf. I have never seen anybody play golf like him. I want to see him make a run at Jack Nicklaus’ majors record. I want to see that. But I don’t want to see it this week; I don’t want to see it under these circumstances. The right thing to do here, for Tiger and for the game, is for Tiger to disqualify himself.”
“There was absolutely no intention to try to drop that as close to the divot, absolutely none at all,” Faldo said. “So, in black and white, and that is the greatest thing about our game, our rules are very much black and white. You know, that’s a breach of the rules. Simple as that.”
Later in the telecast, Faldo’s tone seemed more conciliatory.
Faldo reiterated that in his era, he thought most players _ when presented with a situation like the one Woods was in _ would either be disqualified or withdraw. But he stopped short of calling again for that to happen.
“We’re in a new era now under new rules and even if they bring some controversy, Tiger is playing rightly under the new rules,” Faldo said. “And myself and some of my old pros, we have to accept that now.”
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