Old PGA Tour video sparks golf RULES DEBATE on social media

An old video of Hudson Swafford playing on the PGA Tour has caused a debate on Twitter amongst golf fans.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020
Old PGA Tour video sparks golf RULES DEBATE on social media

An old video of recent PGA Tour winner Hudson Swafford has sparked a rules debate on Twitter amongst golf fans.

Hudson won his second PGA Tour title at the Corales Puntacana and Club Championship, a victory that now means the 33-year-old has invitations to the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the 2021 Masters Tournament, as well as next year's Players Championship and PGA Championship.

It's arguably the biggest moment of Hudson's golf career so far, given that his first win was at the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge and he has suffered setbacks through injury ever since.

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The World No.345 underwent surgery last July after a foot injury had been causing Swafford issues for over a year, so to be back in the winner's circle clearly meant a great deal to him.

With Swafford being the man of the moment, the PGA Tour official Twitter account decided to post a video of Swafford from a few years back along with the caption "if Monday were a golf shot."

In the old clip, Swafford is taking a practice shot behind his ball and as he takes a chunk of turf out of the ground (most likely by accident) the piece of grass jumps forward and hits his ball.

Watch the shot in the video below:

"Really?" says Swafford, as he and his caddie both look around in utter disbelief as to what had just happened.

I'm sure the PGA Tour Twitter admin didn't expect the video to get the reaction that it did, as hundreds of golf fans started commenting and a rules debate began to take off.

Many fans believed there was no issue and thought Swafford would be able to replace his ball with no penalty (relating back to Zach Johnson at the 2019 Masters), but that rule doesn't apply on the fairways and did cost Swafford a shot.

As well as golf fans debating about the rules, some were firing at Swafford for taking a chunk of grass with his practice swing in the first place.

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