I also feel confident that Rahm had no idea that the ball moved ever so slightly. View Linda Balionis’ profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Longer rough and harder fairways and greens takes care of that worry. A head-spinning rulingI thought that we had done away with a penalty that could be seen only with a camera close-up. Morning Read invites reader comment. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man Close-up camera shot reveals too muchThe PGA Tour has spoken (“2020 Memorial: Jon Rahm takes his lumps and wins anyway,” July 20). Once a player is at or near the lead, every move that he makes, and every shot that he takes is shown multiple times. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved We reserve the right to edit for clarity and brevity. Now that the Memorial Tournament is in the rearview mirror and a high-definition camera caught a slight movement in the ball at the 16th hole as eventual winner Jon Rahm addressed his ball, the better question might be: How many other players addressing the ball for the past two weeks at Memorial's high rough had slight ball movement not caught on camera? Balionis is still a member of the team over at Callaway and she is also a contributor for Turner Sports digital. We all saw a course that was not overpowered by length. Get the latest odds on all the top sports. Your California Privacy Rights We will not publish your email address. Likely ready to silence the haters, should they come for her again. If you ended up finishing third and the player above you got second alone, yet he had slight ball movement on one of the many shots that he took for the week and received an extra couple of hundred thousand dollars over your place, it would be unfair. Paulina Gretzky lit up social media over the weekend following an interview between husband Dustin Johnson and CBS Sports’ Amanda Balionis. The Amazing World Of Gumball Original Graphic Novel: The Storm, Sydney White Full Movie With English Subtitles, What To Do After An Unassisted Home Birth, North Mountain (virginia-west Virginia) Hike. The TV announcers, including the one on Sunday at the Memorial who called the penalty against Jon Rahm, were nowhere near the course but sitting in comfortable surroundings, probably at home. In fairness to the field, every player in a potential penalty area needs to have a camera following him. Paulina Gretzky lit up social media over the weekend following an … #endo, I can’t believe it’s already been 2 years sinc, If this writing lark doesn’t work out then maybe, We have a complete first draft ready for proofread. Linda has 4 jobs listed on their profile. If he had been tied for 48th when he reached the 16th hole, the TV cameras would have been nowhere in sight (unless your name is Tiger Woods). This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Which is why the Rules of Golf become more arcane every year. (I tried it after this latest incident and did not miss anything.). Such a player basically is under a microscope. Your Ad Choices View Paul Balionis’ profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. As the duo spoke during the third round of the Northern Trust, the Great One’s daughter was spotted standing off to the side, cross-armed, in a screen grab captured by Terez Owens. A post shared by Amanda Balionis (@balionis) on Aug 26, 2018 at 3:10pm PDT Where’s the beef? Also, I find it very interesting about players mashing down grass repeatedly before hitting the ball. At Morning Read? If not, then no infraction shall occur. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Gang's All Here: A NY Jets Podcast Hopefully, Morning Read’s Mike Purkey and John Hawkins will take this on, and others, too. I think it’s fair to say this has been a huge hi, Today, @youngmindsuk are raising mental health awa, It’s time to talk. I suppose that time could be shortened with replay cameras on every hole. How many players profited and received a few extra dollars because they were not caught, even though they might not have seen slight ball movement in the rough? Write to editor Steve Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org. And PGA Tour rules official Slugger White could take it easy at home, plus eliminate some of the risks of being infected with COVID-19 (“2020 Memorial: Jon Rahm takes his lumps and wins anyway,” July 20). Donovan’s rulesThe Rules of Golf should be amended with a statement close to the following: In the course of play, if a player or player's caddie should unintentionally move, touch or alter the ball (perceptibly or imperceptibly) and no discernable advantage has been given the player, the player shall not incur a penalty (“2020 Memorial: Jon Rahm takes his lumps and wins anyway,” July 20). The guiding principle shall be, did the player receive an advantage from the actual or perceived movement? This seems completely unnecessary (he could just lightly ground the club and leave it there until the backswing begins, like the rest of us) and likely violates Rule 8.1 (“Player’s Actions That Improve Conditions Affecting the Stroke”). But just think, if Rahm had seen the ball move, it would have taken at least an hour to get the ball replaced to its original position, because only the announcer in his comfortable home would know where that spot was. Your email address will not be published. By the way, I thought the Rules of Golf were changed in 2019 to where, if the player did not see the ball move, there was no penalty. Yes, the ball moved; anyone could see it … with a close-up camera. It’s time to listen. A number of silly rules governing the game of golf have changed, and for the better. So, is it fair for just one player to be penalized because of a close-up camera shot? Paul has 7 jobs listed on their profile. Rahm makes a habit of tamping down Rule 8.1I agree with letter writer David Cooper (“From the Morning Read inbox,” July 21). Maybe Balionis’ job description, like Rahm’s scorecard, got a late revisionI didn’t know TV doubled as a rules official for PGA Tour events (“2020 Memorial: Jon Rahm takes his lumps and wins anyway,” July 20). He doesn't have high-definition, slow-motion vision. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Sitemap Of course, what happens throughout the tournaments where there are no cameras? Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Fair? ‘Experts’? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Sign up to receive the Morning Read newsletter, along with Where To Golf Next and The Equipment Insider.