The golfing world has welcomed the newest rule changes which will take effect in January of 2018.
Here’s how social media reacted to the change following the controversial decision which cost Lexi Thompson the 2017 ANA Inspiration title.
My statement on the changes this morning…Happy Holidays! ? pic.twitter.com/krrcdF6iAo
— Lexi Thompson (@Lexi) December 11, 2017
great attitude towards this. I thought it was unfair from the moment it happened. The score cards were signed! then to penalize a day later in the middle of a round! that's bs! not sure if I would have been so gracious!!!
— Frank Mclaughlin (@fmclaughlin3) December 12, 2017
Common sense wins again. Better late than never. As always, Lexi, you take the high road. So proud to be one of your fans. Best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season! ❤
— Dennis Michael Lowe (@DennisLowe613) December 12, 2017
I only wish you could get the ANA trophy that you deserve as well as the HOF points that you should have. I hope you dominate in 2018 and erase what happened in 2017!
— Tom Latona (@LatonaTom) December 12, 2017
I don't even remember who won it…..but I will always remember that you were robbed or not by dumb rules. Rest well, Lexi. 2018 it the Year of the Tiger & Lexi!
— Kapsy (@kapsy_tweets) December 11, 2017
Beautiful thing about Golf is honesty in play, something which was completely lacking when you cheated earlier in the year. Still passing the buck and not admitting/accepting ones actions says it all really #Cheaters
— Karlavaro (@karlavaro10) December 12, 2017
It's about time, in all honesty they should reinstate your win
— Dynamic Drainage Ltd (@dynamicdrainage) December 11, 2017
Not enuf IMO. Still doesn’t address motive of “viewer”. Did we ever find out if they had skin in the game?
— Doug Hansen (@TurnDoug) December 11, 2017
There's not a player in the professional game who replaces his or her ball in exactly the same place every time. I play golf 3-4 times a week and I truly love the game but sometimes they are so up themselves. Not the PGA's most embarrassing moment but pretty dam close.
— Donald Alexander (@golfer72) December 11, 2017
Huge rule change announcement from USGA & R&A today: shutting down viewer call-ins re: rules infractions from armchair officials! Finally.
Golf does the right thing! Yay.
Live reaction: pic.twitter.com/05zGXUfTB1
— Stephanie Wei (@StephanieWei) December 11, 2017
Important rule change announced by PGA and R&A today..No more viewer call-ins for player rules violations. Officials will monitor broadcast though. Good decision!#golf
— Brian Pinelli (@Brian_Pinelli) December 11, 2017
Why viewers were ever allowed to call in rule violations to begin with was beyond stupid. The only thing stupider was taking this long to change that. At least they finally got it right… #USGA #PGA #golf https://t.co/qggqzjpTan
— Brodie Cotnam (@BRC14) December 11, 2017
Could not agree more with this rule change, it is disgraceful that a viewer can influence the outcome of a golf tournament sat in their armchair. Common sense prevails.
— Mark Hallam (@markhallam9) December 11, 2017