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Did you guys see the USGA rules update about the use of video .. especially after the fact .. and the intention to limit viewer call-in?

 

I don't play in tournaments, so FWIW, I believe this is a move in the proper direction.

 

IMO, Infractions - actual / observed or perceived / accusatory - should be handled by the playing group plus a qualified rules official either on the spot or immediately after the end of play.

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This should be a player decision situation where they govern and call out each other. Obviously this little game hack is done by the majority and therefore everyone looks the other way. You all know deep down she did it on purpose to avoid a spike mark or something, the evidence is pretty obvious.

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This should be a player decision situation where they govern and call out each other. Obviously this little game hack is done by the majority and therefore everyone looks the other way. You all know deep down she did it on purpose to avoid a spike mark or something, the evidence is pretty obvious.

As much as I dislike the way it went down, I don't disagree with you.

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This should be a player decision situation where they govern and call out each other. Obviously this little game hack is done by the majority and therefore everyone looks the other way. You all know deep down she did it on purpose to avoid a spike mark or something, the evidence is pretty obvious.

No I don't.  I didn't see a spike mark or something, so it's not obvious to me that she did it on purpose.  Careless, yes.  On purpose, inconclusive.

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I do not want to be overly harsh, but I truly believe that rules of golf are being watered down. Once we start that process there is no stopping it and soon we will pick cigarette butts and leaves out of the bunker because they were interfering, at one stage, with Tiger's swing or a mulligan will be allowed because one poor golfer had a difficult childhood, not to mention use of a motorised golf buggy in a PGA competition.

Lexi broke the rules and should pay the consequences as she is a professional golfer and should be aware of all the rules governing the sport through which she is making a good living.

It would be grossly unfair to her fellow competitors, who duly applied the rules of golf in their play,  not to impose the penalty on her.

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Jooma, not sure many disagree with penalty. What is wrong, is tv viewer notifying rules committee following day. The extra 2 strokes is contention.

 

That and tv viewers making rules calls at all.

 

It was an infraction of rules, as such penalty is deserved.

 

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I do not want to be overly harsh, but I truly believe that rules of golf are being watered down. Once we start that process there is no stopping it and soon we will pick cigarette butts and leaves out of the bunker because they were interfering, at one stage, with Tiger's swing or a mulligan will be allowed because one poor golfer had a difficult childhood, not to mention use of a motorised golf buggy in a PGA competition.

Lexi broke the rules and should pay the consequences as she is a professional golfer and should be aware of all the rules governing the sport through which she is making a good living.

It would be grossly unfair to her fellow competitors, who duly applied the rules of golf in their play,  not to impose the penalty on her.

Actually, removing man-made obstructions, like cigarette butts or cans, in a bunker with no penalty is not a new rule.  You can remove these items and if in doing so, the ball moves, it must be replaced under no penalty.  Rule 24-1

 

Just don't touch natural objects like those leaves or rocks.

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