Settle It: Did Tiger Woods take an illegal drop at The Players Championship?

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Another big-time golf tournament, another Tiger Woods’ illegal ball drop controversy.

Woods won The Players Championship on Sunday, his second TPC victory in his career, but it didn’t go without some sort of complaints from the masses.

On hole No. 14, Woods took a drop that would once again receive backlash from the couch potatoes at home. The PGA Tour acted swiftly, releasing the following statement (via CBS Sports):

“Without definitive evidence, the point where Woods’ ball last crossed the lateral water hazard is determined through best judgement by Woods and his fellow competitor. If that point later proves to be a wrong point (through television or other means), the player is not penalized by Rule 26-1 given the fact that a competitor would risk incurring a penalty every time he makes an honest judgment as to the point where his ball last crosses a water-hazard margin and that judgment subsequently proves incorrect (Decision 26-1/17).”

We aren’t going to get into all of the hubaloo on whether or not it was an illegal drop. We’ll leave that up to you. Take a look at the video below and then let us know what you think.

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  • Skip1957

    This is so funny that this was posted today, I said almost the exact same thing that it was too far up and resigned my self to the playbacks on tv that it was blimp angles, but being able to replay over and over here, it was definately a bad drop, AGAIN !

  • malincanada

    The hole was playing 461, not 481.

  • William R Hicks Jr

    Yup. The best perspective is watching as it flies over the initial teeing ground. The ball starts to pull left before it even gets to the water and runs away from the land. Woods knew what kind of shot he hit…

  • golfwizard

    His playing partner concurred the drop was fine, water under the bridge please move on

  • Geoff

    Tiger shows the person he really is by all his actions. His attitude seems to be to win at all costs. I used to be a big fan now I hope he never beats Jack’s record. He is all about himself not golf. Tiger does not deserve to be known as the best golfer because great golfers play by the rules and the intention of the rules and do not bend them to suit themselves. The truth will always prevail and his name will be forever tarnished. Notah begay said it all at the Masters.