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In a stroke play tournament today a player picked his ball up while it was still rolling after missing a 6 inch putt.  To make a long story short after regaining his composure he wanted to hole out to keep from being DQ'd. 

 

I have looked at rule 11.2 but I don't really see how it covers this situation?  What would be the proper way to proceed?

Driver Maltby KE4 w Aeortech Steelfiber SS65 shaft 46.5”
3 wood Rogue subzero 15 degree with Paderson KG70 F30
Hybrids: 3, 4 and 5 Rogue with Steelfiber HLS980 shaft
Irons: 6 through wedge PXG 0311 with Steelfiber i110cw shaft
Wedge: 50 deg 10 deg bounce MacDaddy 4 S Grind
Wedge: 56 deg 10 deg bounce Jaws S Grind
Wedge: 62 deg 10 deg bounce MacDaddy 4 C Grind (bent to 62 degrees from 60 degrees)
Wedges with steelfiber i110 shafts.
Putter: Strokelab EXO 7; 39.25 inches; 77 degree lie angle; Takimac arthritic grip

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As the stroke was made from the putting green, the stroke doesn't count and the player is required to try again with a two-stroke penalty. So, if the player was lying 4, he'd replay the putt but lying 6, hitting 7th.

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Thanks guys!  I don't know why it was so hard for me to get my head around that one...

 

Here is whole story in case you are bored!

 

This incident happened to the threesome in front of us who were all tied for the lead in the second flight at the start of the day.  All of them played poorly though two of them ended up just in the money in 4th and 5th place.  The guy in question came back to the par three green after we had arrived at the green and dropped his ball on the green where he thought it might have ended up if he had not picked it up.  I did not think that was right so I had him replay from the 6 inch spot where he was originally and told him to check the ruling at the clubhouse before signing his card.  I was thinking it would be like taking an unplayable since I did not know the correct ruling.  I happened to be playing with a club pro guy and he said nothing because he will only make a ruling if he has a rule book in his hand.  On the next tee the club pro said that he thought the guy was DQ'd for picking his ball up while it was moving so he was completely wrong anyway.

 

In the end the perpetrator was listed as DNF on golfgenius.com and had no score listed for that hole or the next hole.  

Driver Maltby KE4 w Aeortech Steelfiber SS65 shaft 46.5”
3 wood Rogue subzero 15 degree with Paderson KG70 F30
Hybrids: 3, 4 and 5 Rogue with Steelfiber HLS980 shaft
Irons: 6 through wedge PXG 0311 with Steelfiber i110cw shaft
Wedge: 50 deg 10 deg bounce MacDaddy 4 S Grind
Wedge: 56 deg 10 deg bounce Jaws S Grind
Wedge: 62 deg 10 deg bounce MacDaddy 4 C Grind (bent to 62 degrees from 60 degrees)
Wedges with steelfiber i110 shafts.
Putter: Strokelab EXO 7; 39.25 inches; 77 degree lie angle; Takimac arthritic grip

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24 minutes ago, Colin L said:

I don't have to imagine.  I can easily remember.

I have done it also and I have seen putts like that missed in tournaments oh probably about once a year.

Driver Maltby KE4 w Aeortech Steelfiber SS65 shaft 46.5”
3 wood Rogue subzero 15 degree with Paderson KG70 F30
Hybrids: 3, 4 and 5 Rogue with Steelfiber HLS980 shaft
Irons: 6 through wedge PXG 0311 with Steelfiber i110cw shaft
Wedge: 50 deg 10 deg bounce MacDaddy 4 S Grind
Wedge: 56 deg 10 deg bounce Jaws S Grind
Wedge: 62 deg 10 deg bounce MacDaddy 4 C Grind (bent to 62 degrees from 60 degrees)
Wedges with steelfiber i110 shafts.
Putter: Strokelab EXO 7; 39.25 inches; 77 degree lie angle; Takimac arthritic grip

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