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Topic - David Eger
The television viewer who reported the illegal drop Tiger Woods took during the second round of the Masters was more than just a golf fan. Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday it was David Eger, a rules expert who has worked for the USGA and the PGA Tour.
A day before the start of the Senior PGA Championship, Fred Funk offered a modest suggestion for tournament organizers.
"I don't ever see myself calling in and saying that Kobe (Bryant) traveled or things like that, or an offensive lineman held," he said. "But it's our sport. And that's what we've done and we've accepted. Certain groups are going to get more heat than others just because they're on TV. It is what it is."
"I could see there was a divot _ not a divot, a divot hole _ when he played the shot the second time that was not there the first time," Eger told the magazine. "I played it again and again. I could see that the fairway was spotless the first time he played the shot and there was that divot hole, maybe 3 or 4 feet in front of where he played after the drop."