There is no more respected entity in the game than the almighty Rules, and if you or Dustin Johnson or any of your playing partners need a reminder, just ask the Jacksonville University men’s golf team.
JU was competing for the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance when the Rules took center stage, as senior David Wicks accidentally dropped his ball into a water hazard after marking it on the green.
So, Rules guru, what’s the big deal? Well, in order for him to continue playing without a penalty, Wicks needed to retrieve his golf ball from the hazard. As you can see in the account below, via Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner, that wasn’t very easy. Keep scrolling beyond that for a video of Wicks bobbing for golf balls.
So this is crazy: @JUDolphins earned their 1st #NCAAGolf berth, in a sudden-death playoff, but not without some drama (via team site): pic.twitter.com/AtWeTUBuh3 — Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) May 18, 2017
@JUDolphins Here's video of Wicks looking for his ball. Just talked to him: "I was determined to redeem myself. That wasn't the way I was going out." pic.twitter.com/KoqjiOd2O6 — Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) May 18, 2017