I followed up with Wally Renfro, senior advisor to NCAA president Myles Brand, after he told CNBC's Darren Rovell that NCAA rules would have allowed Drew Tate to accept the $25,000 prize for hitting a hole in one.
Renfro emailed, "It is my understanding that it is not a violation to accept the car. Iowa wouldn't let him keep it, not the NCAA."
See, the NCAA is kindler and gentler. They just need to get the word out to its members to do the same.