DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) – The LPGA drew the outrage of fellow pro golfers and social media for what happened to Lexi Thompson Sunday. The 22-year-old was penalized four strokes after a fan emailed the LPGA about a violation she committed Saturday.READ MORE: Texas Amber Alert Ended After 6-Year-Old Amari Baylor Found Safe
Tiger Woods and others immediately took to Twitter to slam the decision.
The viewer, watching a delayed version of Saturday’s round, alerted officials that Thompson placed her ball in a different spot than was marked. Thompson eventually lost the major in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu. Setting off more backlash nationwide.
“What they did to her was despicable… I hope nobody gets hosed in the Masters because some idiot watching on TV, who maybe has got money against the guy, calls up and they listen to these people!… I feel so bad for Lexi Thompson,” said WFAN’s Joe Benigno.MORE NEWS: Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Crowd Under Bridge To Wait In Texas Town On Mexican Border
The young pro took to social media after the incident to thank fans and those who offered her support.