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Tiger Woods should disqualify himself from Masters, says Sir Nick Faldo

You should disqualify yourself! Faldo says Woods will damage legacy if he plays on at Augusta

By
Nick Metcalfe

PUBLISHED:

14:31 GMT, 13 April 2013

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UPDATED:

16:58 GMT, 13 April 2013

Sir Nick Faldo has hit out at Tiger Woods after the American superstar was given a two-shot penalty for a controversial drop at the Masters, saying he should disqualify himself from the tournament.

Woods hit his third shot against the flag stick on the 15th hole at Augusta, with the ball bouncing into the water. He then took a drop from what appeared to be the wrong place, two yards away from its original lie.

It was thought at one time that the world No 1 could have been disqualified, but he was given a reprieve on Saturday morning by rules officials.

However, three-time Masters winner Faldo told the Golf Channel that he should elect not to play the final two rounds, saying he 'should think about mark this will leave on his legacy'.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Drama: Woods reacts after his ball flies into the water (left) and then takes his drop (right)

Key moment: Woods seen here dropping the ball on the 15th after his third shot found the water

Key moment: Woods seen here dropping the ball on the 15th after his third shot found the water

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Faldo added: 'For me, this is dreadful. Absolutely, no intention to drop this as close as possible. Simply, a breach of rules.

'The rules of golf are black and white and Tiger broke them. He’s admitted he broke them. He should stand up and earn himself some brownie points and say to all his fellow professionals: ”I’ve broken the rules, I’m going home and I will see you next week.” He should consider the mark this will leave on his legacy.’

Woods will start the third round on one-under par, five off the lead held by Jason Day.

Golf's rules were changed a year ago, with players now not being disqualified for signing the wrong card.

New rules state that 'if the Committee is satisfied that the competitor could not reasonably have known or discovered the facts resulting in his breach of the Rules, it would be justified under Rule 33-7 in waiving the disqualification penalty prescribed by Rule 6-6d.'

Way back when: Woods receives the green jacket from Sir Nick Faldo in 1997

Way back when: Woods receives the green jacket from Sir Nick Faldo in 1997

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Former US Open champion Graeme
McDowell said on Twitter: '2 shot penalty for TW for wrong drop. New
rule applied for trial by tv. Instead of retrospective DQ, player
receives a penalty. Decent rule.'

The
leader after two rounds was Australia's Jason Day, on six-under. But
all the talk as the weekend began was once again about Woods.

Watch Tiger Woods' shot fly off the stick and into the water…

Alternative penalty shootouts after Sepp Blatter call

Anyone for rock, paper, scissors Our 'alternative' options to shootouts…

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As Sepp Blatter suggests football should call time on the penalty shootout, Sportsmail looks at the potential alternatives… and most of them seem pretty unworkable.

Hopefully Franz Beckenbauer and his Task Force will have a better stab at it than we have…

Glorious: Didier Drogba scores from the spot to win Chelsea the European Cup

Glorious: Didier Drogba scores from the spot to win Chelsea the European Cup

The Ice Hockey style

An even more demanding test of nerves than the spot-kick. The player taking the 'penalty' runs with the ball from the half way line, and has to beat the waiting goalkeeper in a one-on-one. Peter Schmeichel's dream scenario.

Play until they drop Type I

They could just drop the idea altogether. In this scenario, extra time carries on until someone scores a winner – regardless of time. With the players dropping like flies, this would surely be the football equivalent of a battle to the death.

Painful: Gareth Southgate after missing his crucial penalty against Germany at Euro 96

Painful: Gareth Southgate after missing his crucial penalty against Germany at Euro 96

Play until they drop Type II

Exactly the same as the first version, yet every five minutes a player from each team is taken off the pitch. So when 125 minutes is on the clock, the sides go to 10 players, at 130, nine players. /05/25/article-0-04B81F4C0000044D-280_468x361.jpg” width=”468″ height=”361″ alt=”Hard to take: Chris Waddle is comforted by Lothar Matthaus after 'that' World Cup shootout in 1990″ class=”blkBorder” />

Hard to take: Chris Waddle is comforted by Lothar Matthaus after 'that' World Cup shootout in 1990

Rock, paper, scissors

We could take football out of the equation. 'Bastian Schweinsteiger naively goes scissors, and Steven Gerrard goes rock… England win Euro 2012!' Unfortunately it seems a more likely scenario than beating Germany on penalties.

Call it a draw

Both sides could just dodge the agony of penalties by accepting the result after extra time. Deciding who progresses to the next round could be a potential pitfall of this alternative.