By chance his 'back on line' option took him through a fortuitous curve in the shape of the penalty area (ie pond). He then had 1 club length to either side of that line in which to drop, which meant his line of play was not actually over the water. The 'opportunity' arose because the penalty area was in front of the green and the hole was positioned well to the right. Vijay's shot went well to the left so his 'back on line' relief line (which I prefer to call the flagline) from hole/flagstick, through point of entry and beyond, was from the far left almost beyond the 'far' end of the penalty area.
I will try to post a rough diagram later if the above doesn't make sense.
Edit: Simplified diagram of situation added. Hope it helpd.
Since the ball crossed the yellow penalty area marking and then rolled back into the penalty area he was allowed to take a line from where it crossed the yellow line keeping the spot it crossed and the hole in a straight line to establish his reference point once he established his reference point he had one club length on either side to make his relief area to drop his ball in , the relief area for dropping is the shape of a half circle with one club radius. Rules of golf book shows very good illustrations
Galgolfer: I am frequently wrong when trying to recall things from years ago!
Aug 17, 2019 10:08:02 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Derrick used to talk about the Black Toaster of Death, he might remember
Aug 17, 2019 18:17:57 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Oh, and Hi! Gigi, Dave, Haxie
Aug 17, 2019 18:18:22 GMT -7
Galgolfer: Hey Ed. Nice to see some of the old chatters commenting!
Aug 18, 2019 4:40:57 GMT -7
boomslang: Ed, Derrick may have coined it. Just like somebody coined sensistraw inserts.
Aug 18, 2019 7:46:15 GMT -7
Galgolfer: I called it Strawsicore. LOL.
Aug 18, 2019 8:50:22 GMT -7
nrjyzr: That's the name I remember. Strawsicore
Aug 18, 2019 14:50:24 GMT -7
nrjyzr: As for the Toaster of Death, there was even a haiku about it. Don't remember the haiku, unfortunately
Aug 18, 2019 14:51:32 GMT -7
mr22putt: I use to own the Toaster in a Stick after hitting a playing partner's driver...1st used club I bought off the internet....$195?? in 2000.
Aug 18, 2019 17:05:35 GMT -7
hardpan: I used "toaster on a stick" and Strawsicore in the last week talking to customers, weird
Aug 18, 2019 18:19:30 GMT -7
hax: I had a Ping WRX Toaster on a stick...which was an AJ Tech Metal X shaft. I hit some of the longest drives of my life with that club.
Aug 19, 2019 18:10:13 GMT -7
hax: I never cared for the sensicore shafts...the just felt dead.
Aug 19, 2019 18:10:35 GMT -7
hax: Hey Ed and GG...good to see y'alll in here.
Aug 19, 2019 18:11:02 GMT -7
boomslang: Golf equipment has changed a lot. I haven't followed the trend. Still playing my Ping G2 driver and blades. LOL
Aug 19, 2019 21:52:33 GMT -7
Galgolfer: I agree with you Hax that Sensicore (or any vibration dampening) changes the way a club feels but if you've got pain they can really help.
Aug 20, 2019 5:16:35 GMT -7
bumblebees: I have Greg's Toaster on a stick. I bought it from him at Bethpage if I recall correctly. At the same time he 'leant' me the matching 3 wood which I still have as he died a couple of weeks later. If I ever make it out to another G tourney, I'll bring them.
Aug 20, 2019 8:31:33 GMT -7
jaime59: What exactly is the TOAS? Original Big Bertha Driver?
Aug 21, 2019 9:19:35 GMT -7