Phil’s Club Head Breaks Off in Bunker – Silly Rules Question

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Yesterday at the Valero Texas Open Phil Mickelson broke his 8-iron hitting out of a fairway bunker on the 12th hole. Video is below.

Silly rules question: If Phil Mickelson’s ball ends up back in the bunker along with the club head which broke off, is that a penalty for grounding his club in a hazard on the next shot? Or is the shaft now “the club?”


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