Re: 2017 PGA Tour/Golf (non-majors) thread
Not sure if there is an LPGA thread, but did anyone see what happened yesterday on their tour? It was the first Major of the year in California, and Lexi Thompson had a 4 stroke lead on the back nine. Someone called in on Sunday and said she marked her ball wrong on Saturday, so the rules officials caught her on 12 and told her she was to being penalized 2 strokes for the infraction and 2 strokes for signing a wrong scorecard Saturday. She thought she was getting Punk'd as she said right on TV, "Is this a joke???" She ended up finishing tied after 18 and lost on the first Sudden Death Hole.
This shit needs to stop as the game is starting to become a joke. I have a problem with fans calling in to begin with because only the elite players are televised during the round most of the time, so it's not fair to them. But to dock her 4 strokes the next day from a previous round is ridiculous. I give her credit as she did the post-round interview fighting back tears and even signed autographs as I wouldn't have been as diplomatic.