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This was undoubtedly covered back when it happened, but I was listening to PGA Tour radio yesterday while driving to our PNW Meet-up and they were discussing the 4 stroke penalty Lexi Thompson incurred at the 2017 ANA. I really don't remember much about this and the specific details. She "misplaced" a ball to her ball mark on the green and a television viewer calls it in. (side note; who in the world looks at this detail while watching golf?). They assess the penalty the next day during the final round...after she had just finished the 12th hole and had a 4 shot lead. In my mind, I'm thinking the situation where she moved her mark out of another players line and forgot to go back to that spot... nope. We're talking the distance of a piece of Cheerio cereal. 2 strokes for the misplace and 2 more for the incorrect scorecard. Ridiculous IMO. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that a good many balls do not go down in the exact location they were picked up from. So if we're going to get this technical and precise, it should be applied uniformly. If this level of scrutiny was applied to every replaced ball, I'll bet a handful of penalties would be doled out at every event. If this isn't one of the worst calls in pro golf, I'd like to know what you think is.