That's how the rules were written, in black and white, English and spanish. Easy to read and go by the 1, 2, 3's, to check them off for compliance.
If the captain of the vessel had done his job, this wouldn't have happened.
This is a World Class, million dollar plus Marlin tournament. The rules are there for a reason, are readily available and must be followed by all.
What do you think they would do to Jack Nicklaus if he was one stroke ahead in the last round of the Masters and he laid his club head in the sand of the bunker of the 18th?
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