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Fernandez-Castano throws shade at Dyson over spike-mark ban

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The European Tour’s 2019 campaign got underway Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which means it was the first opportunity for many in the field to try out the new rules.

Players are now allowed to tap down spike marks on the greens, and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano felt compelled to weigh in on the rules change on Day 1:



For those who don’t remember, Dyson received a two-month suspension and $49,000 fine for a rules violation in 2013. The European Tour found that he’d committed a “serious breach” of the code of behavior when he tapped down spike marks in his line on a short putt.

Good news! Dyson now can tap down as many as he wants without consequence, but apparently his peers haven’t forgotten the misdeeds of his past.