(Reuters) – Harold Varner III was assessed a two-stroke penalty for a bit of do-it-yourself handyman work during the first round at the Players Championship in Florida on Thursday.
A raft of new rules have caused issues on tour this year, but it was an old one that Varner fell foul of at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra.
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Players are not allowed to assemble clubs on the course under rule 4.1b(4), which states that one cannot “build a club from parts carried by anyone for the player during the round”.
Varner damaged his driver warming up before his round and sent...
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