April 03, 2017

Lexi Thompson lost an LPGA major after a TV viewer’s email prompted a four-stroke penalty: Tiger Woods knows all too well how this feels. Dustin Johnson can identify. An eagle-eyed TV viewer, watching the LPGA’s first major of the year, spotted day-old rules infractions that left Lexi Thompson in tears and, unlike with Woods, it cost her the lead and the second major title of her career.

posted by tommytrump to golf at 06:45 PM - 2 comments

Harsh. There should be a time limit on these kinds of rulings. When Lexi began the next round no more penalties for the third round should've been possible.

It seems like a person good at detecting infractions could make some money by making bets before filing the report.

posted by rcade at 08:55 PM on April 03, 2017

My solution to this problem: hire a bunch of nice old ladies from the Midwest to take calls from viewers, make sure they respond with lots of "Oh gosh" and "Gee whillikers!" and make copious notes in perfect Palmer handwriting. Then offer to send the notes in a format suitable for framing for just $19.95.

And throw any notes the caller doesn't want straight into the trash and move on with our lives.

posted by yerfatma at 02:31 PM on April 04, 2017

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