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Rickie Fowler took a one-shot penalty during Friday’s round at the WGC-Mexico Championship for an illegal shoulder-height drop.

It’s a new rule this year and while a lot of attention has been paid to all the new rules, sometimes old habits die hard.

Fowler had shanked his second shot out of bounds on the 10th hole and when it came time to drop, instead of doing so from the waist, as the new rules calls for, Fowler held his right arm straight out and dropped his ball from shoulder height.

His caddie Joe Skovron missed the infraction, too. At the moment Fowler was dropping, Skovron had his attention on Fowler’s bag and did not see the infraction.

Fowler ended up with a triple-bogey seven on the hole, dropping him to 3-over for the event.

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A view of Rickie Fowler’s scorecard for his second round of the WGC-Mexico Championship on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

According to a report on Golf Channel, Fowler addressed the issue with a rules official, who notified him of a one-stroke penalty.

Had Fowler or Skovron caught the error before hitting the next shot, Fowler could have dropped again from waist height without incurring a penalty. But because Fowler played on after the shoulder-height drop, he was slapped with the one-shot foul.

The WGC-Mexico Championship is a no-cut event, which continues over the week at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

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Rickie Fowler took a one-shot penalty during Friday’s round at the WGC-Mexico Championship for an illegal shoulder-height drop.

It’s a new rule this year and while a lot of attention has been paid to all the new rules, sometimes old habits die hard.

Fowler had shanked his second shot out of bounds on the 10th hole and when it came time to drop, instead of doing so from the knee, as the new rules calls for, Fowler held his right arm straight out and dropped his ball from shoulder height.

His caddie Joe Skovron missed the infraction, too. At the moment Fowler was dropping, Skovron had his attention on Fowler’s bag and did not see the infraction.

Patrick Reed, playing in Fowler’s group, said someone mentioned to him that Fowler dropped from shoulder height. Fowler said Reed didn’t say who mentioned it. When Reed mentioned it to Fowler, Fowler knew right away he had committed the error.

“I know I didn’t drop properly, but just going through the natural kind of progression of what you do with the drop, that’s just what you’re used to,” he said after his round. “I have done that for 30 years. Well, I guess not that long. I started playing at two, so 28.  So, yeah, got an extra shot on that.”

Fowler ended up with a triple-bogey seven on that hole. He responded with birdies on the next two holes but finished with a second-round 73.

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A view of Rickie Fowler’s scorecard for his second round of the WGC-Mexico Championship on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

According to a report on Golf Channel, Fowler addressed the issue with a rules official, who notified him of a one-stroke penalty.

Had Fowler or Skovron caught the error before hitting the next shot, Fowler could have dropped again from knee height without incurring a penalty. But because Fowler played on after the shoulder-height drop, he was slapped with the one-shot foul.

“I think, with the new rules that have been put in place, it’s not doing any favors for our sport. I think it will definitely be changed,” he said. “We have been making fun of the knee drop for so long that it was ingrained the first time I took a drop this year. Like, ‘This is an iconic moment. I get to drop from my knee and look stupid.’ So, no, like I said, it was on me, but I think it’s a terrible change.”

Earlier this month at TPC Scottsdale, Fowler was the victim a different of penalty, after his ball rolled into the water off the 11th green, leading to a penalty stroke.

Later in the round, Rory McIlroy went into the water on No. 6 and was in the drop zone, where he dropped from shoulder height.

But with his caddie Harry Diamond looking on, McIlroy caught himself and re-dropped from knee height before hitting his next shot, avoiding a one-stroke penalty.

The WGC-Mexico Championship is a no-cut event, which continues over the week at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

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Rickie Fowler took a one-shot penalty during Friday’s round at the WGC-Mexico Championship for an illegal shoulder-height drop.

It’s a new rule this year and while a lot of attention has been paid to all the new rules, sometimes old habits die hard.

Fowler had shanked his second shot out of bounds on the 10th hole and when it came time to drop, instead of doing so from the knee, as the new rules calls for, Fowler held his right arm straight out and dropped his ball from shoulder height.

His caddie Joe Skovron missed the infraction, too. At the moment Fowler was dropping, Skovron had his attention on Fowler’s bag and did not see the infraction.

Patrick Reed, playing in Fowler’s group, said someone mentioned to him that Fowler dropped from shoulder height. Fowler said Reed didn’t say who mentioned it. When Reed mentioned it to Fowler, Fowler knew right away he had committed the error.

“I know I didn’t drop properly, but just going through the natural kind of progression of what you do with the drop, that’s just what you’re used to,” he said after his round. “I have done that for 30 years. Well, I guess not that long. I started playing at two, so 28.  So, yeah, got an extra shot on that.”

Fowler ended up with a triple-bogey seven on that hole. He responded with birdies on the next two holes but finished with a second-round 73.

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A view of Rickie Fowler’s scorecard for his second round of the WGC-Mexico Championship on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

According to a report on Golf Channel, Fowler addressed the issue with a rules official, who notified him of a one-stroke penalty.

Had Fowler or Skovron caught the error before hitting the next shot, Fowler could have dropped again from knee height without incurring a penalty. But because Fowler played on after the shoulder-height drop, he was slapped with the one-shot foul.

“I think, with the new rules that have been put in place, it’s not doing any favors for our sport. I think it will definitely be changed,” he said. “We have been making fun of the knee drop for so long that it was ingrained the first time I took a drop this year. Like, ‘This is an iconic moment. I get to drop from my knee and look stupid.’ So, no, like I said, it was on me, but I think it’s a terrible change.”

Earlier this month at TPC Scottsdale, Fowler was the victim a different of penalty, after his ball rolled into the water off the 11th green, leading to a penalty stroke.

Later in the round, Rory McIlroy went into the water on No. 6 and was in the drop zone, where he dropped from shoulder height.

But with his caddie Harry Diamond looking on, McIlroy caught himself and re-dropped from knee height before hitting his next shot, avoiding a one-stroke penalty.

The WGC-Mexico Championship is a no-cut event, which continues over the week at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

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After an electric introduction, Tiger Woods fell a little flat in his first professional start in Mexico Thursday at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Woods shot a lackluster even par 71 at Club de Golf Chapultepec on a day where he should’ve shot much lower. Rory McIlroy caught fire with an 8-under 63, followed by Dustin Johnson (-7), Justin Thomas and Matt Kuchar (-5).

But fear not, Tiger fans. There’s no weekend cut at this tournament, meaning we get three more rounds of action from the 80-time PGA Tour winner.

Woods tees off on the back-nine Friday at 12:51 p.m. ET alongside good friend Bryson DeChambeau and crowd-favorite Abraham Ancer. Make sure to follow our live blog for all the action and below for shot-by-shot analysis of Woods’ second round in Mexico City.

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After a lackluster even par 71 in the opening round of the WGC-Mexico Championship, Tiger Woods was on fire on Friday.

After grinding out a few pars on the opening holes, Woods shot a 3-under 33 on the front, followed by an 2-under 33 on the back en route to an impressive 5-under 66.

Unlike Thursday’s round, Woods was able to drop a few lengthy putts and climb the leaderboard before the weekend rounds.

Here’s a shot-by-shot recap of Woods’ opening round in Mexico.

Hole 9: Par 4, 367 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:30 p.m.): Tiger ends his day with an iron off the tee and it appears he’s found a fairway bunker to the right. That’s a tough miss and he’ll have to end his day the way it started: scrambling for par.

APPROACH SHOT (5:34 p.m.): TW took his time and changed clubs a few times before hitting this shot from the bunker. Words cannot describe how incredible this shot was, so just watch.

ON THE GREEN (5:42 p.m.): After that incredible shot, of course he lips out the birdie putt. That’s a par and a wrap on the round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5-under 66 (5-under overall).

Hole 8: Par 4, 525 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:11 p.m.): Driver here on No. 8 and it’s perfect in the fairway. Not much else to say.

APPROACH SHOT (5:15 p.m.): Tiger tried to shape this one right-to-left, but it didn’t turn. He’s in the rough after just missing the bunker.

AROUND THE GREEN (5:22 p.m.): He had plenty of green to work with and he plays a little bump-and-run that lags its way inside five feet to set up a nice up-and-down par save.

ON THE GREEN (5:26 p.m.): He cleans up the par as the ball took a spin around the edge. Almost disastrous for Tiger there, but no problem.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5-under thru 17 (5-under overall).

Hole 7: Par 3, 197 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:55 p.m.): No. 7 is a beautiful hole with some water to the right and trees scattered on the left. Tiger split them both right down the middle and finds the green, about 20-some feet above the pin. It’s a lengthier birdie putt, but a birdie putt nonetheless.

ON THE GREEN (5:05 p.m.): Tiger gave this one a pretty good pace and rolled it along the break, just a bit too wide. Par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5-under thru 16 (5-under overall).

Hole 6: Par 5, 619 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:36 p.m.): YAHTZEE! Tiger smoked his driver here on the par 5 and painted the middle of the fairway. He’s cruising through his second nine today so far. Let’s see if he can keep it rolling.

APPROACH SHOT (4:42 p.m.): Tiger lays this one up just in front of the water that guards the green. Smart. It’s a back pin placement, so he’ll have plenty of green to work with and should be able to throw a dart with his wedge at the cup.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:47 p.m.): Tiger’s wedge landed around 10 feet from the cup but he spun it back a bit too much. Not a bad shot, but not an overly-ideal one, either.

ON THE GREEN (4:51 p.m.): Pretty good effort on the putt here from TW. He rolled this one close but couldn’t get it to drop. He cleaned up his two footer for par and we’re moving on.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5-under thru 15 (5-under overall).

Hole 5: Par 4, 444 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:18 p.m.): Iron off the tee on No. 5 for Tiger and he smoked his signature low-flying stinger down the right side of the fairway. Looks like this one trickled into the first-cut rough.

APPROACH SHOT (4:24 p.m.): What a shot. With the helicopter finish to his swing, Tiger shaped his ball around the trees, landed it behind the pin and spun it back below the hole for a great birdie chance. Not many guys on Tour can do that.

ON THE GREEN (4:30 p.m.): Tiger gave this one a good long look before putting. It paid off. He dropped the putt with ease and continues to climb the leaderboard.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5-under thru 14 (5-under overall).

Hole 4: Par 4, 490 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:02 p.m.): Another safe shot off the tee for Tiger on No. 4, finding the center of the fairway and setting up a nice angle at the green. It’s a front pin placement, with bunkers guarding the left and right of the green. He should be able to go right at this one.

APPROACH SHOT (4:06 p.m.): The distance was right, just not the aim. He’s dancing on the green, about pin-high and 30-plus feet from the hole. It’d be impressive if he could roll this one in, but we’re probably looking at a two-putt par here.

ON THE GREEN (4:12 p.m.): Tiger played this one well right, but it didn’t turn nearly enough to get to the hole. No matter as he taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4-under thru 13 (4-under overall).

Hole 3: Par 3, 167 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:50 p.m.): His playing partners went long to try and use the slope behind the cup, but Tiger played this one a little shorter. He finds the front-edge of the green here, but he’s got a lengthier putt for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (3:56 p.m.): From 22 feet Tiger finds the dead-center of the cup. This had a lot of pace and dropped with authority. What a putt.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4-under thru 12 (4-under overall).

Hole 2: Par 4, 384 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:34): Iron off the tee here on No. 2 finds the fairway. Conservative, smart shot.

APPROACH SHOT (3:38): The club twirl was pretty, but the shot could have been better. He finds the green, but just barely. He’s got about 50 feet left to the back-pin placement for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (3:42): He gave this one some juice and it was a pretty nice roll but just misses the cup by a few inches. Maybe he was a little too aggressive there, because he left some work to do for a par. From seven feet with just a slight break he rolls it in with ease. Nice work from TW there.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 11 (3-under overall).

Hole 1: Par 4, 317 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:17 p.m.): He went OB twice yesterday off No. 1, and pulls the same club today. This one goes right in a cluster of a trees, but hey, he’s in play!

APPROACH SHOT (3:23 p.m.): His wedge into the green takes a skip and rolls to the fringe right of the cup. Not bad, should be able to putt from there with a decent shot to make it.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:27 p.m.): Not much to see here with the putter, gives it a shot but never really had a chance to drop. Sets up for a tap-in par.

ON THE GREEN (3:30 p.m.): Yeah, what he said ^.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 10 (3-under overall).

Hole 18: Par 4, 393 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:00 p.m.): Iron here to close out his first nine and it’s striped down the middle.

APPROACH SHOT (3:05 p.m.): Tiger’s wedge into the green is a useful one. He’s pin-high, just outside 10 feet for a bounce-back birdie chance.

ON THE GREEN (3:13 p.m.): No doubt about that one. Tiger sinks the birdie putt and gets that dropped shot right back.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 9 (3-under overall).

Hole 17: Par 3, 179 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:46): The back-left pin with water guarding the front of the green makes this par-3 anything but easy, and the wind in Tiger’s face didn’t help. He lands this one on the front-right of the green, but he’s got a lot of work to do to get to the hole.

ON THE GREEN (2:54 p.m.): Just your casual 58-footer for birdie here. He tried to play this one off the slope but gave it too much juice, and the putt almost rolls off the green. He didn’t leave himself an easy par save, and just misses the edge. That’s the first bogey of the day for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 8 (2-under overall).

Hole 16: Par 4, 408 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:31 p.m.): Tiger stripes an iron right down the middle here and is all smiles, as he should be.

APPROACH SHOT (2:37 p.m.): Tiger is dialed in with his approaches right now. He stuffed this one again inside 10 feet for a chance at three birdies in a row.

ON THE GREEN (2:43 p.m.): Looking for his fourth birdie in five holes and third in a row, Tiger just skates this putt by the cup. He’ll clean up for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 7 (3-under overall).

Hole 15: Par 5, 572 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:13 p.m.): The Big Cat pulls driver for the first time today and this is one absolutely smoked down the left side of the fairway. Takes an unfortunate kick to the left rough, but no worries there.

APPROACH SHOT (2:19 p.m.): Tiger went right at this one, but he came up just short. He was perfectly on line, but instead winds up in the bunker guarding the front of the green. Should be able to get up-and-down for birdie from there.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:24 p.m.): Awkward stance here for Tiger with his feet on the bank, but it’s no matter. His out is incredible, landing the ball and stopping it just a few feet away. That’ll be a tap-in birdie. He’s got something cookin’ right now.

ON THE GREEN (2:28 p.m.): He cleans up the putt with ease and strolls off the green with some confidence. He got hot yesterday and then immediately cooled off. We’ll see what happens today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 6 (3-under overall).

Hole 14: Par 4, 496 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:58 p.m.): 3-wood here for Tiger and this one is striped down the middle of the fairway. Looked like he really tried to elevate that one to let the altitude give it a little more distance.

APPROACH SHOT (2:03 p.m): Tiger’s approach here landed on the front of the green, took a big skip ahead and comes to rest just inside 10 feet. Useful shot there from TW.

ON THE GREEN (2:10 p.m.): Sweet stroke here from Tiger, who got a nice line from his playing partner. He sinks the birdie putt for his second of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 5 (2-under overall).

Hole 13: Par 3, 233 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:46 p.m.): Tiger stared this one down and was talking to it, but he didn’t say (or give it) enough. He’s just off the green on the front-left.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:51 p.m.): Tiger’s slow-rolling chip was tracking towards the hole and comes up just short, about five feet away. He played the slope and break of the green almost perfectly.

ON THE GREEN (1:55 p.m.): Tiger cleaned it up for yet another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 4 (1-under overall).

Hole 12: Par 4, 413 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:32 p.m.): Another iron here on No. 12 and he gives it a little twirl in the backswing. He’s right down the middle.

APPROACH SHOT (1:36 p.m.): Tiger’s wedge into the green is a nice one and he’ll have a chance to finally score here today. He’s just outside eight feet for his first birdie putt of the day.

ON THE GREEN (1:43 p.m.): Chirp-chirp-chirp! Tiger’s on the board with his first birdie of the day after rolling in the eight-footer.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 3 (1-under overall).

Hole 11: Par 5, 610 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:10 p.m.): 3-wood here for TW and this one is perfectly in the fairway. Beautiful shot.

APPROACH SHOT (1:17 p.m.): Yikes. Tiger went for this one in two with a fairway metal and missed way left. Way left.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:25 p.m.): He wasn’t in too rough of a position for his third shot here, but he didn’t get enough on his swing to make it to the green. He had a clean shot, just goofed it a bit. Still a chance to get up-and-down for par, but definitely an opportunity missed. He didn’t help himself with his fourth shot, a little bump and run towards the cup that comes to rest about six feet away.

ON THE GREEN (1:29 p.m.): He really had to scramble, but he sinks the putt to stay even. Could’ve been way worse.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 2 (Even overall).

Hole 10: Par 4, 457 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:52 p.m.): Iron to start his round today and this one took a big kick and was trending towards the rough, but took a friendly hop back into the fairway. We’re off and running.

APPROACH SHOT (12:25 p.m.): He launched this one and it finds the rough, near the gallery behind the green. Might’ve hit that one a little too high with the altitude.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:03 p.m.): Great little pitch there from Tiger gets him within a few feet for a chance to save par.

ON THE GREEN (1:08 p.m.): He cleans up the putt and saves par to avoid damage on his first hole.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (Even overall).

PRE-ROUND

 

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Roger Sloan holes out for eagle at Puerto Rico http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/roger-sloan-holes-out-for-eagle-at-puerto-rico/ http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/roger-sloan-holes-out-for-eagle-at-puerto-rico/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:06:02 +0000 http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/roger-sloan-holes-out-for-eagle-at-puerto-rico/ In the second round of the 2019 Puerto Rico Open, Roger Sloan cans his approach to make eagle at the par-4 17th hole.

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In the second round of the 2019 Puerto Rico Open, Roger Sloan cans his approach to make eagle at the par-4 17th hole.

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J.J. Henry aces No. 16 at Puerto Rico http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/j-j-henry-aces-no-16-at-puerto-rico/ http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/j-j-henry-aces-no-16-at-puerto-rico/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:46:02 +0000 http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/j-j-henry-aces-no-16-at-puerto-rico/ In the second round of the 2019 Puerto Rico Open, J.

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In the second round of the 2019 Puerto Rico Open, J.J. Henry jars his 202-yard tee shot to make an ace at the par-3 16th hole.

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Roger Sloan birdies No. 12 at Puerto Rico http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/roger-sloan-birdies-no-12-at-puerto-rico/ http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/roger-sloan-birdies-no-12-at-puerto-rico/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:32:02 +0000 http://tampabay.sportstonews.com/2019/02/23/roger-sloan-birdies-no-12-at-puerto-rico/ In the second round of the 2019 Puerto Rico Open, Roger Sloan sinks a 12-foot putt to make birdie at the par-4 12th hole.

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In the second round of the 2019 Puerto Rico Open, Roger Sloan sinks a 12-foot putt to make birdie at the par-4 12th hole.

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