Roberto De Vicenzo Co Masters Champion


The Rules committee here at Advanced Ball Striking have made the decision to award Roberto De Vicenzo his long awaited green jacket… thankfully while he is still alive at the age of 89.

Rule 33.7 gives us discretion to change the penalty of a player’s error if believed to be in clear and void of any ill willed intentions.

While signing for a score one shot higher, Roberto missed the playoff on Monday with Bob Goalby when Tommy Aaron wrote down a 4 instead of a birdie 3 on the 17th. Clearly Roberto did not intend to sign for the higher score, just as Tiger Woods did not intend for his shot to hit the pin and careen into the water, then take an illegal drop which he in fact admitted to doing.

The rules of golf now correct themselves and have proclaimed duel champions for the 1968 Masters.

Congratulations Roberto on your co Masters victory with Mr. Goalby.

So shall you say, and so shall it be.

Enhorabuena, Roberto, bien hecho!

Well done Roberto, Bravo

1968 Masters Scores

Results from the 1968 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur)

  • In the year 2013, Rule 33-7 overturned the incorrect signing of Roberto De Vicenzo and awarded him a co bearer of the Masters Champion Green Jacket.

Bob Goalby 70-70-71-66–277 $17,500
Roberto De Vicenzo 69-73-70-65–277 $17,500
Bert Yancey 71-71-72-65–279 $10,000
Bruce Devlin 69-73-69-69–280 $7,500

Frank Beard 75-65-71-70–281 $5,500
Jack Nicklaus 69-71-74-67–281 $5,500
Tommy Aaron 69-72-72-69–282 $3,460
Raymond Floyd 71-71-69-71–282 $3,460
Lionel Hebert 72-71-71-68–282 $3,460
Jerry Pittman 70-73-70-69–282 $3,460
Gary Player 72-67-71-72–282 $3,460
Miller Barber 75-69-68-71–283 $2,850
Doug Sanders 76-69-70-68–283 $2,850
Don January 71-68-72-73–284 $2,650
Mason Rudolph 73-73-72-66–284 $2,650
Julius Boros 73-71-70-71–285 $2,400
Billy Casper 68-75-73-69–285 $2,400
Tom Weiskopf 74-71-69-71–285 $2,400
Bob Charles 75-71-70-70–286 $2,200
Dave Marr 74-71-71-71–287 $2,050
Kermit Zarley 70-73-74-70–287 $2,050
George Archer 75-71-72-70–288 $1,760
G. Dickinson 74-71-72-71–288 $1,760
a-Vinny Giles 71-72-72-73–288
Harold Henning 72-71-71-74–288 $1,760
Tony Jacklin 69-73-74-72–288 $1,760
Art Wall Jr. 74-74-73-67–288 $1,760
Jay Hebert 74-71-71-73–289 $1,400

George Knudson75-71-72-71–289 $1,400
Charles Coody 76-72-72-70–290 $1,400
Al Geiberger 76-70-72-72–290 $1,400
Kel Nagle 76-71-72-71–290 $1,400
Bobby Nichols 74-73-73-70–290 $1,400
Bob Rosburg 74-73-71-72–290 $1,400
Gay Brewer 72-74-71-74–291 $1,375
Chen Ching-Po 73-76-71-71–291 $1,375
M.Gregson 76-71-74-70–291 $1,375
Dan Sikes 73-76-70-72–291 $1,375
H. Sugimoto 71-75-73-72–291 $1,375
Paul Harney 78-70-70-74–292 $1,375
Lee Trevino 71-72-69-80–292 $1,375
Sam Snead 73-74-75-71–293 $1,350
Gene Littler 73-73-76-72–294 $1,350
Johnny Pott 75-68-75-76–294 $1,350
a-Gary Cowan 78-71-73-73–295
a-Jack Lewis Jr. 78-71-76-70–295
Don Massengale 76-73-73-73–295 $1,350
a-Bill Campbell 74-71-75-76–296
Doug Ford 72-75-72-77–296 $1,350
Dave Hill 79-70-73-75–297 $1,350
Ken Venturi 75-74-73-75–297 $1,350
a-Joe Carr 75-73-80-78–306

When is the presentation John ?


On the Deck of course!


woo hoo

Wouldn’t it be great for him to be honored somehow. He deserves it.

Rule 33-7.

Gives them arbitrary powers to override ignorance or silly human error void of ill willed intentions. If Tiger gets to take an illegal drop and even admits to making a silly mistake… " I should have known better" . This certainly applies to Roberto even more so. Who would sign for a higher score? Even if he accidentally signed for a lower score and was facing DQ. Who would sign for a lower score knowingly? With thousands or millions watching… scorekeepers etc.

Roberto qualifies for relief of his error under 33-7. So just setting it straight right here.

Congrats Roberto. It was a long time to wait for rule 33-7. But now that it is here… and used in this way… Congrats!

How can you get in contact with him John ?