Drop-ball fiasco shows that Woods gets special treatment

Tiger Woodstips his hat after sinking a par putt on the 18th green during third -round play at the...

Tiger Woodstips his hat after sinking a par putt on the 18th green during third -round play at the Masters. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

IAN HUTCHINSON, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

It turns out that 45 years after committing a legendary Masters mistake, Roberto De Vicenzo wasn’t wrong, but he wasn’t entirely correct either, when he said, “What a stupid am I.”

De Vincenzo had a birdie on the 17th hole at Augusta during the 1968 Masters, but his playing partner Tommy Aaron inadvertently put a four instead of a three on the scorecard.

De Vicenzo didn’t double check before signing his scorecard and the higher score stood, taking the Argentinian out of a playoff with Bob Goalby.


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