On the 15th hole at the DAP Championship on Sunday, Matthew Southgate experienced something bar- a blowing leaf altering the course of his ball, but what ws really bizarre is the ruling and subsequent penalty. As you can see in the video, Southgate faced a short birdie putt on the 15th hole. After the ball was struck, a leaf blew on the green and colliding with the ball, sent it a foot wide of the hole.
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A disappointed Southgate tapped in for par. Or what he thought was a par…Instead, he was found to break rule 19-1b:
If a player's ball in motion after a stroke on the...