Open conflict . . . here we go again

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The Australian Open and controversy. In recent years, they've gone together like bread and jam, rice and pudding, Tiger Woods and infidelity.

Let's start 22 years ago when the Open descended into farce at Royal Melbourne. The final round was blighted by a walk-off, led by Scot Sandy Lyle and supported by Greg Norman. The cause? A greenkeeper cut the hole into a slope rather than the pre-ordained position.

He had mistakenly used bird droppings as his guide rather than the spot marked the previous evening. Players were seven- and eight-putting.

See the followwing link :-The Australian

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