• Lexi Thompson, through tears, addresses ANA snafu: 'It was kind of a nightmare'
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    Lexi Thompson, through tears, addresses ANA snafu: 'It was kind of a nightmare'

    Lexi Thompson, speaking for the first time since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu earlier this month, likened her four-shot penalty experience to a nightmare. "I played amazing that week," Thompson said, through tears. Thompson is in the field for this week's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, her first tournament since the ANA Inspiration.

  • Sergio, Padraig make peace at Rory's wedding
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    Sergio, Padraig make peace at Rory's wedding

    A little bit of wedded bliss was all it took for Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia to bury the hatchet. The former Ryder Cup teammates have had a somewhat rocky relationship, dating back to Harrington topping Garcia at both The Open in 2007 and the PGA Championship in 2008. Days after Garcia won his first major earlier this month at the Masters, Harrington went on Irish radio and called the Spaniard a "sore loser" after their two notable battles. "He continued to be a very sore loser," Harrington said. "But look, we say hello to each other every day we meet, but it's through gritted teeth, there's no doubt about it." Harrington and Garcia were both guests at Rory McIlroy's wedding over the

  • Punch Shot: Should viewer call-ins be disallowed?
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    Punch Shot: Should viewer call-ins be disallowed?

    The USGA and R&A released a new decision to the Rules of Golf Tuesday morning that will limit the use video, but it does not eliminate viewer call-ins. Should such feedback be disallowed to report possible infractions? Our writers weigh in. Golf as a sport has plenty of unique characteristics, with self-imposed penalties near the top of that list. It makes for a tricky situation, then, when you try to find the line in the sand where valid sources of information stop in the event that a player misses an infraction. The situation has negatives on both sides. Limit call-ins and you could potentially have a tainted title if a player goes un-penalized for what in hindsight is a clear infraction. Let