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On 5 yesterday, Bubba Watson’s ball came to rest against an anthill. That led to a genial discussion with a rules official over whether Watson was allowed to take a drop. The official classified the anthill as a “loose impediment”; Watson countered that ants, technically, are “burrowing animals.” Both have very specific definitions, and unfortunately for Watson, they weren’t fire ants or anything.

Watson had to play it as it lay. He got the last word in, however:


All of this reminds me that if you find yourself with some free time today, you should go read Leiningen Versus the Ants, which might be my single favorite short story.

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