VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) – Simon Dyson faces a disciplinary hearing over his disqualification for a rules violation at the BMW Masters.
Dyson was marking his golf ball on the eighth green at Lake Malaren when he used the ball to tamp down the green in the direct line of his short par putt. It was a clear violation of Rule 16-1a, which says that a player cannot touch the line of his putt.
Under tour policy, a player faces a disciplinary hearing if it is determined that a serious breach may have occurred. The hearing will be before a panel of an independent lawyer, a former European Tour player or Senior Tour player, and a sports administrator.
If found guilty of a breach, punishment ranges from a reprimand to a fine or a suspension.