‘The controversial golf rule’… Sabatini ‘sticker disqualified’
In November 2021, he was disqualified on the first day of the RSM Classic of the 2021/2022 season of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour held at the Sea Island Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia, USA. After submitting the scorecard, the fact that the game was played with stickers attached to the fairway wood faces was notified to the Rules Committee. During practice, Sabatini put stickers on fairway wood faces to pinpoint the impact point. After that, I forgot to take it off before the competition and carried it out as it was, and it took me four months. 토토사이트
Violation of Rule 4.1 of Golf. It stipulates that no substance may be applied or applied to the face in order to affect the action of the club head. The Rules Committee ruled that the stickers Sabatini had put on his face were illegal. Sabatini was disqualified after hitting a 4-under 68 on the first day.
After the Sabatini incident, the United States Golf Association (USGA) revised the rules. Pursuant to 4.1a(3), golfers may continue playing without penalty by removing the club face sticker prior to using the club. Previously, the club could not be used even if the sticker was removed.
Sabatini is a golfer from South Africa. He turned professional in 1998 and amassed eight career victories on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour. In order to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Sabatini obtained new citizenship under the nationality of his second wife, Martina Stoppanikova (Slovakia). He is the first PGA Tour member from Slovakia. Sabatini finished second behind Zander Chopley (USA) at the Tokyo Olympics.