Readers React

Some topics light a fire under golfers and golf fans. Controversy, by its nature, generates many differing opinions, and when it does, we hear from Global Golf Post readers.

Readers of Global Golf Post are passionate about golf. When a subject strikes a chord, the reader reactions are worth sharing. Think of this as our version of Letters to the Editor.

Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson’s 4 Penalty Strokes Cost Her Major Title

Issue Date: April 3, 2017

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TOPIC: Lexi Thompson was in command at the ANA Inspiration during the final round, until she was informed of four penalty strokes being added to her score. She eventually lost in a playoff. Read full issue.

GLOBAL GOLF POST WRITES: “The only thing that could have screwed up this otherwise great week was some arcane ruling….” Read more from Steve Eubanks.

PGA TOUR PLAYERS SOUND OFF: “There shouldn’t be any outside contact, whether it’s e-mail or phone calls, whatsoever, said Rickie Fowler.Read “At the Masters, Players Sound Off on Thompson Controversy”

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLODES: “Unbelievable. Such a shame for @Lexi. The guy eating cheetos at home shouldn’t have a say in the outcome, wrote Smylie Kaufman.Read “Lexi Assessed Four-Stroke Penalty, Social Media Explodes”

Cover - Dustin JohnsonUSGA, R&A Propose Sweeping Changes to Rules

Issue Date: March 6, 2017

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TOPIC: The USGA and R&A proposed sweeping changes to simplify the Rules of Golf. Read full issue.

GLOBAL GOLF POST WRITES: “It’s never too late to do the right thing…..The only complaints so far have come from the LPGA Tour….” Read more from Steve Eubanks.

GLOBAL GOLF POST WRITES: “Those changes would eliminate the biggest ruls controversy that haunted the USGA in 2016.” Read “Golf’s Proposed Easier-to-Follow Rules Look Golden”

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods’ Trouble in Dubai

Issue Date: February 6, 2017

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TOPIC: Tiger Woods’ comeback was derailed in Dubai, as he withdrew after 18 holes.

GLOBAL GOLF POST WRITES: “During that round, he had looked like an old man as he moved gingerly down the fairways, often unable to keep up with his playing partners. He played like an old man, too.” Read more from John Hopkins.

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