One of golf's new rule changes for 2019 is the permission for players to now tap down spike marks. Back in 2013, however, this was an illegal move and one that got England's Simon Dyson in huge trouble.
Dyson, a six-time European Tour winner, was suspended from the Tour for two months and fined $49,000 after it emerged he was in a "serious breach" of the rules...
It may have been nearly six years ago, but European Tour pro Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano hasn't forgotten about it - and he took to Twitter to let everyone know after his first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship last week.
First competitive round of the year on @EuropeanTour with the new rules on effect. Tapping down spikemarks felt so weird, it will take some time to get used to it - Unless you are Simon Dyson and you have been doing it for years.— Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño (@gfcgolf) January 16, 2019
I would if I could. He blocked me long ago.— Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño (@gfcgolf) January 16, 2019
Then it all kicked off on social media as both players and a number of golf fans got involved.
Dyson responded with "He hasn't got the f****** balls!!! Sad little man," but then later deleted the tweet.
Can’t be arsed..the incident was 6 years ago..some of us have actually moved on.. https://t.co/znADqqUmi9— SimonDysonEGP (@simondyson77) January 16, 2019
Some people.. pic.twitter.com/jhhMP4PAUk— SimonDysonEGP (@simondyson77) January 16, 2019