Tiger's baggage gets a little heavier

Whether Tiger Woods should have bowed out of the Masters in the wake of his dropped-ball...

Whether Tiger Woods should have bowed out of the Masters in the wake of his dropped-ball controversy is a hot topic. (REUTERS)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 PM ET

The principles are, at once, dead simple and unfathomably complex.

In most sports, the saying “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying” is an acceptable sentiment. Not in golf.

In golf, especially the kind of golf played at the highest level, the tradition of integrity trumps all others.

There are many documented stories of professionals calling penalties on themselves, often when nobody but themselves perceived the breach of the rules.


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