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The story behind a murky new rule and the chaos created by applying it:

Johnson probably could have forced a decision by insisting on getting a ruling then and there. Another player might have done just that. McIlroy wrote on Twitter, If it was me I wouldn’t hit another shot until this farce was rectified. Woods said at a press conference before his tournament, “I’m a little more feisty than Dustin.” And Spieth, speaking at Bridgestone, added this: “I’ve grounded a putter before the rule where it was a penalty, even though I didn’t touch the ball, but my putter rested behind it, and then after the rule change I’ve had it where, yes, it was a gust of wind on fast greens that moved the ball off of where it was located, and it wasn’t a penalty, and then I’ve had quite a few occasions where something else caused the ball to move even though I had taken my practice strokes just like Dustin did, but I had not put my putter behind the ball, but it mo...

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