I’m sure we all remember Ian Woosnam carrying too many clubs on the first hole in the 2001 Open at Lytham. The 2 stroke penalty and mental trauma arguably cost him his best chance of winning the open – he ended up 4 shots back and tied for 3rd. When interviewed in 2012 he said he still hadn’t got over the incident and perhaps never would.
The scenario here is a bit different, and I’ll ask a few supplementary questions after the video.
So the main question – what is the ruling and so what is the match position as they stand on the third tee? (Reminder that they have lost both the first two holes and both players on the same side have had 15 clubs in the bag for those two holes).
- What if only one of the team had been carrying 15 clubs?
- What if they had discovered the error on the 5th tee?
- What if the first player discovered their error on the 3rd and the second player on the 5th?
- What should they do now they have discovered 15 clubs in their bag?
- What if the discovery was made after their opponents had both teed off from the 2nd tee?
- Again discovered on the 2nd tee, but one of the team had also teed off?
Please leave your answers in the comments.