Lydia Ko calls for rule change But will anything change ???

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Lydia Ko calls for rule change But will anything change ???

Lydia Ko calls for rule change

After Lexi Thompson penalty fiasco


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Lydia Ko calls for rule change

Lydia Ko has spoken out against the ruling which denied Lexi Thompson a major title at the ANA Inspiration.

Ko finished in a tie for 11th at the first women's major of the year to retain her world number one ranking, but the tournament was completely overshadowed by a contentious ruling which saw Thompson penalised four shots to negate her runaway lead.

Now Ko has sided with Lexi, saying that TV viewers should not be able to alert officials to potential penalties, an opinion we couldn't agree more with.

Ko was not alone in her condemnation of the ruling. Even Tiger emegered to tweet this. 

Lexi couldn't recover from the shock and impact of the four–shoot penalty, despite Tiger's urgings. 

Natalie Gulbis also took to Twitter to show her support.

Lexi also posted on Instagram to thank her fans and her caddy for their support.

It just can't be right that a random TV viewer can email in the day after the round and have such a devastating impact on the outcome. 

The fact that she also got it both barrels with an additional two–shoot penalty on top of the original penalty also seems incredibly harsh. 

This would not happen in any other sport, so golf needs to sort itself out, and pronto. 


On a lighter note here's GolfPunk's exclusive photo–shoot with Lexi.

Lydia Ko calls for rule change

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by the way, the post above is really hard to look at, you should consider re-formatting things before you post. The size is all messed up and there are big blank areas.

So it sounds like an incremental step in changing that "video review" rule has been taken. Would have liked that option to be completely discontinued, there is no other sport where people watching at home can call in violations and have action taken after the fact.

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When I cic the copy and paste of the post above, it was NOT that big on my computer, it was much smaller, so I was quite surprised when AFTER I posted it I fould it to be SO BIG. I guesss I should have done a Preview on the post and not just clicked on the Save button. My BAD.

As for the  rules changes they mentioned happening they do NOT go far enough. They should BAN all TV viewer calls from having any effect on the event. The ONLY exception might be a golfer were to so shown Cheating, not just making a simple mistake in replacing his or her ball, be it on the green or anywhere else.


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