Social Spotlight: Lexi Thompson ruling kicks up Twitter storm

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Another USGA rules controversy made the headlines on Sunday.

For Dustin Johnson and Anna Nordqvist it is a familiar story.

Now, Lexi Thompson is the latest player to fall foul to a breach of rules which saw the USGA enforce a four shot penalty nearly a whole day after the incident.

On Saturday Thompson marked her ball on the ninth green and nothing else was thought of it. Until, one eagle-eyed viewer emailed in to say 22-year-old had incorrectly replaced her ball.

After a video review nearly a whole day later she was penalised two shots for an incorrect ball placement and two more for signing an incorrect scorecard on the 12th tee during her final round.

We’ve rounded up how golfers, sportsmen and non golfers have reacted to the ruling and Lexi’s narrow play-off defeat…

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