Video: Si Woo Kim’s Ruling On Cliffhanger Putt That Finally Drops
In the third round of the 2021 RBC Heritage, Si Woo Kim hits a 32-foot birdie putt from the fringe that hangs on the edge of the cup.
Playing partner Matt Kuchar swears he can see the ball moving. So they wait...and wait...until finally, over a minute later, the ball drops in the hole.
After calling in a rules official it was decided that because Kim exceeded time without unreasonable delay, the ball was deemed to be at rest, and therefore his score is a par instead of birdie at the par-4 3rd hole.
As they say, time waits for no man...or apparently golf ball - at least according to the rules of golf in 2021.