Yea, can you imagine the backlash if Whittenberg didn't agree with Tiger?
That would have been awkward. As I understand his answer at the presser, Tiger said he asked Whit where the ball crossed and Whit told him. I don't think it was Tiger who said, "the ball crossed here, right?"
They all protect each other in situations like this
I think that they protect the field first.
.if it's close enough they'll error on the side of their partner.
Perhaps, but I don't think it was close from the standpoint of whether it carried land. Some took the position that the ball never carried land. It is clear that the ball started pretty far right and hooked badly.