Slugger White, vice president of competition at the PGA Tour, stopped Woods before he signed for a 70.
Woods didn't believe the ball moved out of its position, and White
said the world's No. 1 player still wasn't convinced after watching the video.
didn't feel he
could see that," White
said a freelance camera man working for the tour captured it on video.
An editor at headquarters going over the footage thought there was movement of the ball and notified the PGA Tour
The film was sent over to tour officials on site at Conway Farms, and it was reviewed at the tournament before bringing in Woods for consultation.
The movement was slight, though it appears to have moved down when Woods touches a small branch to the right of the golf ball, and it doesn't appear to return to its original position.
said Woods could not have seen that from his
position looking down at the top of the ball.
Woods accepted his
two-shot penalty at the Masters when he
became aware of his
Friday was different.
Even after looking at the video, Woods wasn't convinced the ball moved from its position.
knew there was movement there, but it's like (he) was very adamant that it oscillated - it stayed there," White
"But this video was at the site, and the ball did in fact move."
Asked to describe Woods' reaction, White
was a little disbelieving.
It was the third time this year Woods was given a two-shot penalty for a rules violation.
first event of the season in Abu Dhabi, he
took relief from an imbedded lie in a sandy area covered with vines.
It was determined that relief was not allowed in the sand.
was docked two shots before signing his
card, and it caused him to miss the cut.