Playing by the Rules

IMG_0407BEST TO AVOID the Indonesian Open if you can help it. Why? Because it has been the scene of two notorious allegations of world famous golfers cheating.

Actually, when Vijay Singh signed his card at one better than he scored in order to make the cut, something he was found guilty of and banned in 1985, he was far from famous, but Colin Montgomerie was headline news in 2005.

Montgomerie needed a top three finish to get into the world top 50 and qualify for The Players Championship and his second round in Jakarta was going badly. On the 14th his ball was lodged near the edge of a deep bunker and Mongomerie was struggling to get a stance to play the shot, with one foot in and the other out of the bunker. Continue reading