World No. 15 Cameron Young was handed a two-stroke penalty in the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday after he tapped-in from the wrong spot.
The 26-year-old American, last year's British Open runner-up, made a ball-marking blunder on the 16th green at Oak Hill while playing with Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and england's Tommy Fleetwood.
Young, the 2022 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, finished tied for second at the WGC Match Play in March, his sixth career runner-up finish in his quest for a first PGA title.
Young, who started on the back nine, holed a birdie putt from inside 60 feet from the hole two and marked his ball.
But because the ball marker was in the line of play of both his playing partners, Young moved the marker one clubhead's length to the side.
After Matsuyama and Fleetwood were done, Young did not move the marker back to the original position.
When Young changed and tapped his ball, he played it from the wrong spot, thus incurring a two-stroke penalty and hitting a double bogey six instead of par on the hole, the PGA Championship Rules Committee said in a statement.