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17 September 2020 20:41

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12:48 p.m.: After Justin Thomas hits his tee shot on the 17th hole into a fairway bunker, he's just about to pull the trigger on his second shot when he holds off and grabs a rules official. There's something behind his ball. If it's a rock, Thomas knows he can remove it without a penalty. But if it's a clump of sand, he's not sure. John Mutch explains to him he can't improve his lie or learn anything about the lie by removing it.

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Figuring it probably is sand, Thomas plays the shot anyway … only to have his foot slip in the bunker when playing the shot and it winds up in a greenside bunker short left.