Once again the Rules of Golf are in focus!
This time in SIME Darby LPGA Malaysia, where the six-time LPGA winner Sei Young Kim – despite scoring 65 (-6) and being fourth in the tournament – could be a bit annoyed.
At hole 17 (par-3) her ball lay in a bunker, and before striking it she removed a leaf in the bunker. Ooops, you are not allowed to do that. She incurred two penalty strokes under Rules 13-4c.
-8 for the round was instead -6.
2. “Not a big deal”.
Kim did not consider it a big problem; according to the LPGA website she said:
– Honestly, I thought I could move the leaf… It’s not a big deal, we have two more rounds.
A positive attitude, but still not too impressive that she did not know that Rule.
Maybe she was already implementing the 2019-Rules of Golf.