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R&A Chief slams Tiger's ill-discipline
Royal & Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson held a press conference Tuesday that was supposed to center around the major changes to St. Andrews' Old Course, in particular the renowned 17th hole, known as the "Road Hole".

But Dawson covered a range of topics in his presentation to the gathered media, and he couldn't resist weighing in on the man who despite his lack of form is still the biggest name in golf, Tiger Woods. Particularly on the way he lost his cool at The Masters.

"It is an unedifying spectacle," Dawson surmised of the way the former world No.1 kicked his clubs and swore aloud following his worst ever showing at the major.

He continued: "I have gone on record as saying more public sanctioning would not be a bad thing. That would not be the Tour policy certainly in the United States and they have reasons for that.

"One would have thought public sanctions would be more likely to lead to a correction of behaviour rather than private sanctions.

"We have always relied on the tours to put players through their disciplinary procedures or tour members if there is some kind of misbehaviour.

"We don't actually have a published Open Championship bad behaviour policy. It is not something you can do for one week a year."

After firing off his salvos at Woods, Dawson turned on the charm when speaking about the man many see as the heir-apparent to Tiger, Rory McIlroy.

"You're really seeing the old guard in Tiger, he's only mid-30s, isn't he, and the young Rory," said  Dawson.

"Every generation has its stars and Rory is going to be this one."

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