Rory McIlroy was noisy because of handling sensitive situations in the third round of Farmers Insurance Open – the PGA Tour event in San Diego – on January 30.

On January 31, McIlroy hit 73 strokes, T16 finishes with -6 points, received $ 125,625. At the end of the final round, the former world number one was shown a video of him going up the green hole 18 in the second, penultimate leg the day before.

The ball bounces once before entering the rough on the right. It took a while for McIlroy to see the ball. He thought it subsided, so he reported the situation to Rory Sabbatini, who was in the same group. Volunteers nearby also did not see the ball bouncing. If it bounces, even once, McIlroy must strike from where it is.

McIlroy dropped the ball without penalty in hole 18

McIlroy dropped the ball without a penalty because he thought the ball was sinking on the 18th green

The situation is similar to Reed at hole 10 on the same day. However, McIlroy actively dropped the ball without penalty and Reed invited the referee to witness, confront and be confirmed before doing.

“I heard and had something like Reed. If the ball had bounced or entered an indentation not created by it, it would have sunk on the surface. And I relied on the senses and thought it subsided itself. confidently use the right to drop the ball without penalty, “explained McIlroy.

Reed’s story got noisy after the broadcast CBS re-examine the developments in hole 10, in which the ball bounces once and then rough.

“The worst thing about golf is a reputation for cheating. I never was. In this subject, integrity is always high. And I always do the right thing and hope everyone understand,” McIlroy said. decided.

McIlroy was confirmed by the PGA Tour to handle a controversial situation.  Photo: USA Today

McIlroy was confirmed by the PGA Tour to handle a controversial situation properly. Image: USA Today

Although not reported at the “scene”, PGA Tour still agreed with McIlroy’s self-handling. They claim McIlroy and Reed are valid.

“Both golfers made reasonable conclusions, based on factual facts including how the ball was not responding and its position in soft court conditions caused by the rain the night before. They handled it according to the rules and the team Reed was more careful to avoid suspicion when inviting referees, although this is not required by law, “announced the validity of McIlroy and Reed’s case. This document was announced early on the closing day. At that time, McIlroy was on the last stage.

Reed won the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open at a score of -14, earning $ 1.35 million.

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