There were emotional scenes outside the High Court this morning as a Tour player, convicted of cheating in 2013, was released from prison having had all charges against him dropped.

The player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and known only as Mr. X served four years in solitary confinement after being found guilty of cheating during a tournament in Asia after a viewer spotted him replacing his ball about a foot closer to the hole than where he marked it and promptly phoned in.

Overjoyed campaigners greet Mr X (blurred) on his release from prison.

The player's release and full pardon follows golf's five lawmakers the USGA, PGA Tour, PGA of America and R&A passing a new law saying that cheating is allowed anymore as long as you don't get caught doing it by someone watching on TV.

Amid emotional scenes on the steps of the court, the 39 year old was greeted by fellow campaigners, who themselves have battled cheating allegations.

More as it emerges.



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