Caddie Calls Penalty on His Player


Standing up to your boss is difficult to do, especially on your first day on the job and especially on one of the most iconic holes in golf.

Playing in this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in and around St. Andrews, David Howell was docked two strokes by his own caddie for teeing his ball up in front of the tee markers on the 18th hole at the Old Course at St. Andrews.


Under Rule 11-4, Howell was subject to a two-stroke penalty, which turned his par on the short par-4 into a double bogey to post a 72. Following his first-round 76 at Carnoustie on Friday, Howell is seven strokes off of the cut line with 18 holes at Kingsbarns remaining before the 54-hole cut.



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