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A brutal Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA didn’t end for Lexi Thompson when the last putt dropped.

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6 minutes ago, Sandy Divot said:

Nothing like kicking someone when they’re down. She may have deserved it, but a little discretion is a good thing. 

Hard disagree there.

You can't just say "oh, you had a bad day, we won't penalize you for breaking that rule…".

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She cannot close. Maybe between the ears. Such a talented player. 

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14 hours ago, iacas said:

Hard disagree there.

You can't just say "oh, you had a bad day, we won't penalize you for breaking that rule…".

I get it, but why wouldn’t they hit her with a penalty on the course rather than a fine after the round? 

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3 hours ago, Sandy Divot said:

I get it, but why wouldn’t they hit her with a penalty on the course rather than a fine after the round? 

So you don't like the after-the-round $2,000 fine (peanuts given what she earned) but you want an on-the-course penalty instead?

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4 minutes ago, iacas said:

So you don't like the after-the-round $2,000 fine (peanuts given what she earned) but you want an on-the-course penalty instead?

Personally, I can see where the slow play came from. They were trying to win, she was dropping shots, it happens. 
However, rules are rules. Just because you had a bad day doesn't mean they shouldn't enforce the rules. 

My hope is if they keep on enforcing the slow play rules eventually everyone will get it and play will speed up. 

Then, ideally, that will trickle down to the guys who play in my Wednesday Night Men's League which is the great bastion of slow play. 

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

So you don't like the after-the-round $2,000 fine (peanuts given what she earned) but you want an on-the-course penalty instead?

I just thought the on course penalty was the penalty for slow play. Didn’t know a fine was an option. Like you said, it was peanuts, and probably no much incentive to play faster.

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Pretty poor of Lexi to not give interviews afterward. Fail. She skips out on her obligations more often than she should.

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5hrs 45mins?? Are you effing kidding me???

 

"Lexi was playing with Hye-Jin Choi and eventual winner In Gee Chun, and the group was put on the clock with two holes to play. They finally completed their last round in 5 hours, 45 minutes and Thompson received a $2,000 fine. It's unknown if Choi and Chun were also handed fines" (Golf Monthly)

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On 6/27/2022 at 1:06 AM, iacas said:

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A brutal Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA didn’t end for Lexi Thompson when the last putt dropped.

What's the point of a $2,000 fine to such as Lexi Thompson.  She, in particular was ludicrously slow playing her shots over the last four or five holes.  She consistently took 75 to 90 seconds to execute her next shot; I thought the time limit to execute your shot, after reaching your ball was 40 seconds.  Why bother having a rule that everyone ignores, where the officials standby and just watch what is happening and only after the event impose a 'loose change' fine.  A two shot penalty would have been more appropriate and more meaningful.  Her slow play has not been confined to just this latest tournament, she does it all the time.  I first noticed this in a tournament last year where she took well over two minutes to execute a 10ft put.  Whilst I'm singling out Lexi Thompson, she is not the only one, by a long chalk.  Something meaningful needs to be done by the USGA and the respective tours to stop this from happening.  5.5hr+ rounds are killing the enjoyment.

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If as a pro you are hitting it in play(most times) rarely if ever have to search for a ball that how does it take so long to play a round?

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Lexi simply isn’t cut out for high level golf. She can’t handle the pressure. Period. She doesn’t just miss the mark under pressure. She completely collapses and then chuckles with her caddy like it’s just golf. Well, that’s fine but not a champions attitude. She’s a flop.

I do agree with JT though. 

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

I do agree with JT though. 

I do not. They earned the penalty.

There is NO WAY it should have taken even 5:00 let alone 5:45.

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16 minutes ago, iacas said:

I do not. They earned the penalty.

There is NO WAY it should have taken even 5:00 let alone 5:45.

Exactly.  I don't understand the "enforce the rules when the context makes sense" argument, which in other sports gets phrased as "let them play."  Things like "delay of game" shouldn't be judgment calls.

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I find it hard to believe a lot of her yippy Sunday tendencies wouldn't be reduced by a shot or two simply by playing faster. Strange she doesn't commit to speeding up this ridiculous out-of-rhythm-then-choke thing she's doing currently. 

I'm not up to date on her current preshot routine. I have read she likes to talk to her caddy nonstop at times before hitting and that she's all about breathing/visualization/don't hit until you're ready kind of crap. 

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

I do not. They earned the penalty.

There is NO WAY it should have taken even 5:00 let alone 5:45.

Oh I agree. I’m just saying it’s two holes to go. Hit them with the fine and tell them afterwards they’re ridiculous and never do it again. But let them play out the two holes.

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