When we played golf as Assistant Professors, we really weren't very good. So we came up with some rules to adjust to our circumstance. Mulligans, sure. Foot wedge, absolutely. Perhaps unique to our group, if the ball fell off the tee at address, perhaps by accident, perhaps because at address the club touched the ball, we'd say Tom Watson. All would be forgiven. We'd start anew. Would that be the case in the British Open.
Unfortunately I'll be traveling while the tournament is in progress. So can't scream at the tube in support. Go for it Tom. We're rooting for you.