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Wilson Avoids Two-Stroke Penalty

LEMONT, Ill. — The 77 was hard enough to swallow. At least Mark Wilson didn’t have to absorb a two-stroke penalty like he feared might happen after his club grazed the sand in the green-side bunker at the 14th hole.

The situation arose after Wilson had marked his ball in the sand on the par 3 so his playing partner Justin Rose could hit his second shot. When Wilson replaced his ball he saw the indentation in the sand.

58711388Wilson called rules official Brad Fabel over as soon as the hole was complete. Fabel told him they were actually already aware of what happened — “That’s TV for you,” Wilson said with a wry smile — and were discussing whether he should be penalized for grounding his club in a bunker.

When Wilson finished his round, Slugger White, vice president of rules and competition for the PGA TOUR, went into the scorer’s trailer to talk with him. The decision? No infraction occurred.

White said he and the other rules officials deliberated for about 45 minutes. Eventually they determined that the situation fell under the exception to Rule 13.4 that says there is no interference when lifting or replacing the ball — “provided nothing constitutes testing of the hazard and he did not do that,” White said. “We were very comfortable with that.”

“I didn’t realize it until I lifted myself up and I saw a mark,” Wilson said. “I’m like, oh no. that’s my club that made that mark. We talked to the USGA about it and they feel good about the decision. I couldn’t lobby for it at all, I just had to sit there and wait. I’m glad it went in my favor.”

Rose said he would have felt “pretty guilty” if there had been a penalty assessed since he was the one who asked Wilson to mark his ball.

“When he’s gone down to replace it, obviously your body is in an unusual act, you’re in the bunker but you’re in a hazard, but he’s obviously in some sense grounded his club somewhat trying to stay balanced, I suppose,” Rose said. “But I believe no penalty, and I think that was the right decision. There was certainly no way he was ever testing the surface. That would have been a harsh thing to have happened.”

Wilson, who had started the third round tied for the lead with Rose, ended up making a double bogey on the next hole and a bogey at No. 16. He refused to use the uncertainty over whether he would get a penalty as an excuse.

Tee’d Off Tee Times was happy to hear what Wilson said.  “I’ve got to focus that I made a 5 at 14 and it will be a bonus if I get a 3. Turns out there was an exception to the rule that worked in my favor. I’m happy that it worked out OK.”

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM


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BMW Championship Race To Number One Spot Is Down to Sunday

Britain’s Justin Rose carded a two-under-par 69 to open up a commanding four stroke lead after the third round of the BMW Championship on Saturday and give himself a shot at the season-ending  $10 million jackpot.

With only the top 30 in the FedExCup standings after Sunday’s final round  qualifying for next week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, Rose arrived at the Cog Hill Golf and Country club sitting in 34th place and needing a good result to secure an invitation.

“I’m aware that if I win I go to third,” Rose told reporters. “We’ve heard  about being in the all important top five going into Atlanta, so it would  certainly be a huge win at the right time.”

Australian John Senden was outright second at nine-under after recovering  from a horrendous start to his third round. He bogeyed three of his first five holes but rallied on the back nine picking up four shots for a 70.

“Disappointing start to the day,” admitted Senden. “I knew even if I dropped a couple shots, as I did, I didn’t really lose that much ground.”

”I just knew that if I handled myself out there, I could fight back to  whatever the score was and I was able to go out there and do that.“

Lurking a further shot back is another Australian, Geoff Ogilvy, who needed a  birdie on his final hole at the Deutsche Bank two weeks ago just to earn a spot in the 70-man field for the BMW.

The former U.S. Open champion made the most of his opportunity by turning in a 68 to join American Bill Haas (69) five shots off the pace.

Unfortunately, Teed Off Tee Times continues to jinx golfers.  After writing an article about 2009 Mayakoba Golf Classic winner Mark Wilson, Wilson’s day unraveled with back-to-back bogeys at 12 and 13 followed by a double-bogey at 16. He finished with a 77 to be tied for seventh with world number one Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Jim Furyk and Brandt Jobe.

http://www.teedoffteetimes.com/en/playa-del-carmen-golf-package/index.php  cheryl

BMW Championship

RESULTS: BMW Championship leaderboard

The first two rounds have been good for Wilson.   Day 3 has everyone concerned. It show that one play in your game can challenge your focus.  Mark considers Cog Hill a home course after he moved to the area. Wilson again had a large following of friends and family, and he treated them to a good show. He ran off four straight birdies around the turn, starting with a wedge to tap-in range at No. 8, and was steady the rest of the way for a 66.  Wilson has recorded only one top-10 PGA Tour finish since April, but he’s in prime position to contend this weekend.

He and Justin Rose were tied atop the leaderboard at 11 under through 36 holes. The only players within four shots are FedEx Cup points
leader Webb Simpson (9 under) and Australian John Senden (8
Rose felt flat at times, especially early on the back nine at Cog Hill on a cool, overcast day in the Chicago suburbs. But a 3-iron into 30 feet for an eagle on the par-5 15th woke him up, and not even a bogey on the last hole changed his outlook on the day or the weekend of this FedEx Cup playoff event.

“You never quite know what to expect after playing so well in the first round,” Rose said of his opening 63. “Actually, my caddie said it’s the best round he’s seen in 20 years out there from a ball-striking perspective. So, there’s only one way to go from there. But today was good.”

Webb Simpson, who leads the FedEx Cup and has won two of his last three tournaments, made his only bogey of the tournament on the fifth hole but was otherwise solid in his round of 68 that left him two shots behind.

Tee’d Off Tee Times was at the PGA Event RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO last year when Mark Wilson celebrates with the winner’s trophy after the final round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic on March 1, 2009 at El Camaleon Golf Club in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Wilson finished the day with a 68, for a total of 13 under par.

He needs to play this BMW Championship event with the same style, confidence and technique that gave him the win at Mayakoba Golf Classic.


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The Iberostar Cancun Golf Club (formerly the Kukulcan Hilton) is both enjoyable and challenging for golfers of any skill level.  Its placement in the middle of the Hotel Zone makes it ideally located and easily accessed.

One hundred fifty acres of tropical paradise surround the 6,734 yard, par 72 course. The waters of the Nichupte Lagoon and
its inlets border many of the holes, as do the Mayan Ruins of El Rey (circa 500 A.D.) along Hole 16.

As you play, enjoy a vista of tropical vegetation and plentiful wildlife as varied as crocodiles sunning themselves, iguanas analyzing your game and colorful birds decorating the sky. All this adds up for a round to remember.


Reflecting the beauty of the landscape it occupies, Iberostar
Playa Paraiso Golf Club
is the  creation of world-renowned golf
course architect P.B. Dye, where highlights the vertical movement and distinctive rock carving which are the typical hallmark of his work. This world-class layout features conditions that are seen only at the best golf destinations around the world.

Located in the Riviera Maya, 30 minutes south of Cancun, this all-inclusive resort caters to your every need. A driving range and putting green allows you to practice your game in preparation for a demanding test of golf. Deep bunkers, narrow fairways, undulating greens and beautiful views are at every turn.

AMENITIES:  Golf Shop, restaurant and snack bar and Professional instruction.

 THE GREEN FEES FOR BOTH COURSES INCLUDES:  Round of golf, shared cart, Food and Beverage during your round and all taxes.

Amenities:  Practice Range, Putting Green, Lockers, Showers, Storage room, Beverage carts, 19th Hole Restaurant, Golf Shop


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