Kevin Chappell found himself with a unique lie on Sunday in his singles match at the 2017 Presidents Cup. Chappell hit his tee shot to the short-but-tricky par-3 10th hole a little long. OK, really long. Fortunately for him (?), the TV camera tower caught the shot and that’s where Chappell’s ball stopped.
Is he entitled to relief here?
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So, Chappell scaled the TV tower to scope out the lie. He decided against playing a short shot down a 20-foot elevated tower and wanted to take a drop. However, Chappell post-drop grounded his club in the hazard surrounding the 10th hole, incurring a penalty. So, Chappell basically conceded the hole to opponent Marc Leishman to bring the match back to all square.
Chappell didn’t really need to grind for the hole, and the point is kind of moot. The Americans need a single point in 12 matches on Sunday to win the Presidents Cup, something they haven’t lost since 1998.