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Matsuyama and Laird handed one-shot penalties (Reuters)

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the third round of the British Open golf Championship at Muirfield in Scotland July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

By Tony Jimenez GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and Martin Laird of Scotland were handed one-stroke penalties for rules infractions during the third round of the British Open at Muirfield on Saturday. Open organizers the Royal & Ancient said in a news conference that world number 44 Matsuyama was punished for slow play at the par-five 17th hole. Laird, who is ranked 49th, was penalized for touching the ball with his hand at the same hole. “He hit a second shot in the rough and … …


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