Luke Donald Not Disqualified From The Masters; Blame The Fax Machine

There's always some kind of controversy during the Masters -- tournament drama, not the golf club stuff -- and on Thursday, the world's No. 1 player was caught up in what could've been a terrible situation.

After Luke Donald finished his first round and signed his scorecard, word emerged that his score was being investigated. Donald shot an opening-round 75, and there was some thought that he may have signed for a 73.

According to his wife, though, Donald is in the clear:

So what happened? According to Jason Sobel and the Golf Channel, we should all blame the fax machine.

And here I thought fax machines were only used in athletic department offices, rolled out on National Signing Day.

Questions still remain, though. Most importantly: "Why in the world is Augusta National faxing Masters scorecards?" They couldn't be scanned if tournament officials needed records? Or they couldn't triple-check that the copy was clear?

The lesson: Never use a fax machine. Avoid it at all costs. Use carrier pigeons.

You can view the live Masters leaderboard here.

For more on the 2012 Masters, check out SB Nation's golf page and this StoryStream.

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