Woods was bothered after his four-shot victory Sunday because he and Padraig Harrington were put on the clock at the par-5 16th. He said that caused Harrington to rush three difficult shots, leading to triple bogey.
Woods went on to win his seventh Bridgestone Invitational title after Harrington posted a treble-bogey eight at the hole during the final round of Golf Betting at Firestone Country Club.
Harrington conceded he was rushed, although he said it would be unfair to give the final group preferential treatment.
Woods said he told Harrington after it was over, “I’m sorry that John got in the way of a great battle.”
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European Tour chief referee John Paramor told Woods and Harrington they were being timed.
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Tiger Woods is set to be punished with a fine by the PGA Tour for his public criticism of a rules official on Sunday.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the tour does not publicize fines.
Speaking to Sportsbook golf.com an unnamed PGA official confirmed that Woods would face a fine for his comments.