Last week, Tiger Woods played the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open on legendary Torrey Pines.
At the second hole Sunday, he made this wonderful stroke:
⛳️ @TigerWoods nearly holed out from the fairway.
The ball went IN the hole … and came back out. 😳 pic.twitter.com/ikm21gLSju
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 26, 2020
Tiger! How?! It literally disappeared! pic.twitter.com/hGVmlZMErZ
— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) January 26, 2020
Wow! Tiger’s ball was in the hole, then mysteriously bounced up and out!
Unfortunately, the ball is not considered to be holed in this situation. The definition of “Holed” states, that a ball is holed when it…:
“…is at rest in the hole after a stroke and the entire ball is below the surface of the putting green.”.
Interpretation 2 to this definition explains it in more detail:
“The words “at rest” in the definition of “holed” are used to make it clear that if a ball falls into the hole and bounces out, it is not holed.”
Tiger’s ball was not at rest, and therefore it was not holed.
In his next stroke, Tiger holed out for a birdie. Still, it is understandable that someone wrote this on Twitter:
Most disappointing birdie of 2020.
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) January 26, 2020
-> FLASH-BACK: Do you remember Tiger almost running out of balls?