Rahm - who went on to win his first European Tour title by six shots - used his putter head to move his coin off playing partner Daniel Im's line, but after he moved his coin back and put his ball down, he failed to return it to the same location.
The European Tour's senior referee, Andy McFee, admitted Rahm's ball was returned to a different spot and explained why the 22-year-old Spaniard avoided a penalty.
Andy McFee - European Tour Senior Referee - explains why Jon Rahm was not penalised for not replacing his ball in the exact marked spot. pic.twitter.com/vxNiekysKB— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) July 9, 2017
Source: Twitter @EuropeanTour
Under Decision 34-3/10 of the R&A's Rules of Golf, which was changed in April following the Lexi Thompson controversy at the ANA Inspiration, a player can avoid penalty for incorrectly replacing their ball if they have used their “reasonable judgment” to determine where the ball was.
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