Golf’s two governing bodies changed a rule on wind-blown balls that resulted in penalties this year for three-time major winner Padraig Harrington and U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy.
Padraig Harrington won his first golf title in two years, finishing three shots clear of Noh Seung-yul at the Johor Open in Malaysia. Richard Green took the Portugal Masters title.
"Every time the wind blows I am worried that my ball is going to move and I am worried about grounding my putter, distracting me from trying to hole my putt."
- Padraig Harrington on Oct 24, 2011