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Lindsey Vonn's ex-husband jokes about Tiger Woods' Masters penalty

April 14, 2013|By Dan Loumena
  • Tiger Woods drops his ball after he hits it into the water on the 15th hole during the second round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
Tiger Woods drops his ball after he hits it into the water on the 15th hole… (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images )

Tiger Woods has been the butt of many jokes since his marital meltdown in 2009, and new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's ex-husband, Thomas Vonn, has joined the chorus of would-be comedians.

Woods came under scrutiny on Friday night after he took a questionable drop following his watery approach at No. 15 during the second round of the Masters tournament. His original shot struck the flagstick on the fly and drew back into Rae's Creek in front of the green.

It seems Masters officials took some phone calls from television viewers who called out Tiger for taking his drop from behind his original spot when he determined the designated drop zone was less than desirable.

Golf rules, convoluted as they might be, say if you drop from the spot where you hit your wayward shot it must be played as close to possible to the original spot. Woods said in a TV interview after his round that he played the shot two yards farther back from the spot so he'd take the flagstick out of play.

Which caused Thomas Vonn to fire off the following tweet:

Masters officials assessed Woods a two-shot penalty for an improper drop, although there was an outcry for Tiger to disqualify himself for violating golf's hallowed rules.

At least we know here Thomas Vonn stands on this new power couple.


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