R&A chiefs have warned golfers over any replication of a Phil Mickelson moment at Carnoustie

  • Phil Mickelson was widely criticised for his behaviour during the US Open
  • He hit his ball again as it rolled off the 13th green to escape a more difficult shot
  • R&A chief Martin Slumbers indicated a repeat could result in a player’s ejection

By LAURIE WHITWELL FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 09:28 EDT, 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 EDT, 18 July 2018


Any golfers who replicate Phil Mickelson’s transgression from the US Open at Carnoustie this week will be disqualified, the R&A has strongly suggested.

Mickelson caused huge controversy at Shinnecock Hills last month by hitting his ball again as it rolled off the 13th green to escape a more difficult shot.

The US Golf Association only issued a two-stroke fine — incurring a rule that governs accidental ball contact, rather than another that looks at deliberate actions — prompting serious debate about crime and punishment.

R&A chiefs have warned golfers over any replication of a Phil Mickelson moment at Carnoustie
R&A chiefs have warned golfers over any replication of a Phil Mickelson moment at Carnoustie

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