Jack Nicklaus, interviewed about the Tiger Woods controversy, said "You've got all the best rules heads together and they decide there was no intent to do anything (improper) and that a two stroke penalty was strong enough. And you move on." He didn't think Tiger Woods should have disqualified himself. "If Tiger did that, he'd be putting himself in a position of saying, 'I'm above the rules.' You accept the ruling, whether it's good or bad for you."
Nicklaus wasn't so certain about the one-stroke penalty given to Tianlang for slow play."He's 14 years old and he's playing in the Masters. And he gets a penalty? Can you imagine giving a 14-year-old kid a penalty for slow play?" He added, "There's hundreds of guys who are much slower probably, and they figure out a way to get away with it."