Here is the joint statement offered by the USGA for guidance in interpreting the Masters Committee Ruling as pertains to Eldrick ("Tiger") Woods in the 2013 Masters. What is important here is that in their considered opinion it was very exceptional circumstances which led to this decision. They do not comment on any reason for keeping Tiger Woods free from worry by the curious choice to not even discuss the question with him. What is not here is the name of the individual bringing this matter to attention.
That name is David Eger. (Look him up if you do not know who he is).
That the question was not even brought up to Mr. Woods prior to the next day is odd.
Decide for yourself.