It’s not exactly a “Hello World, I’m Tiger Woods” moment.
Michelle Wie, in her first professional tournament was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard after making a bad drop on Saturday.
Her offense was that—in taking a drop—the ball ended up closer to the hole than it started.
Apparently, rules officials were alerted to the offense by Sports Illustrated reporter Michael Bamberger. A review of videotape was inconclusive, so they took Wie and her caddy back to the scene of the crime, had them identify the spot and then measured it with string.
Wie said that the ball may have been about three inches closer. Officials said it was a foot.
I don’t know how anyone could make such a determination a day later. I know as a coach and rules official for high school golf that it’s hard enough to make a determination later in the same day.