9 COSTLY EQUIPMENT RULES BLUNDERS

Johnny Miller, 1976 World Series of Golf

Johnny Miller had a 23-inch putter in his bag during the 1976 World Series of Golf — the only problem was that it wasn’t the one he was using, it belonged to his six-year-old son instead. The club was discovered by Miller’s caddie, Andy Martinez, on the 15th hole. Not wanting to impact Miller’s play over the final few holes, Martinez told him on the 18th as he was finishing an even-par 72. “Hey, I found Little John’s putter in your bag,” said Martinez. Miller brought the club to the attention of the committee who penalized him the appropriate four strokes. “I knew there would be no question I’d be penalized,” said Miller. “The rule is clear.”

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