An unusual turn of events happened in yesterday's final round for the playing partners Joel Dahmen and Sung Kang. After their final round concluded, Dahmen took to Twitter to call out Kang for 'cheating' by taking an improper drop at the 10th hole.
Kang cheated. He took a bad drop from a hazard. I argued until I was blue. I lost.— Joel Dahmen (@Joel_Dahmen) July 2, 2018
Kang was shooting his approach shot when he pulled it left into the hazard of the par 5 green. The controversy was where Kang's ball had crossed the hazard line because this would determine where he would take his penalty drop.
Kang had insisted that his ball had crossed the line closer to the green than Dahmen had, who persisted Kang's ball had crossed the hazard line farther back.
After getting rules officials involved and a 25 minute delay which resulted in the group behind Dahmen and Kang (Ben Crane & Ryan Palmer) to play through, Kang ended up dropping near the green where he thought it crossed.
It was a typical dispute about where or if it crossed the hazzard. It clearly did not cross the hazzard. We went back and forth for 25 minutes and he ended up dropping closer to the green.— Joel Dahmen (@Joel_Dahmen) July 2, 2018
Kang ended up saving par and went on to play a bogey free round earning a solo third place finish, a hefty paycheck for $482,800, and a spot in The Open later in this month.
Dahmen finished T23rd after posting a final round of 71.