Lexi Thompson reacts to the elimination of viewer call-ins

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The golf world can now breath a sigh of relief as one of the worst rules in all of sports has dissipated. Fans were able to call in if they noticed anything that may be penalty worthy in their eyes.

Famously, Lexi Thompson received a four-stroke penalty at the Ana Inspiration last season. Because of this, it prevented her from winning her second major in what was a terrific season. So Yeon Ryu ended up winning the tournament, defeating Thompson in a playoff.

More than likely, due to this incident which will go down in in the dark chapter of golf’s lore book of history, is where the change was finally made. So now, every pro tour will no longer allow call-ins.



If it weren’t for the Lexi Thompson events, this rule probably would still exist. She reacted to the news via Twitter.

As usual, Thompson keeps it classy. However, there’s no doubt that there’s a little weight lifted off her shoulder after the change.

Not only Thompson, but everyone who follows and loves the sport can enjoy it better now. You don’t have to tune in anymore to a golf tournament worrying about the possibility of a call-in.

Golf just got that much better.

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Colin Mieczkowski is the Editor-in-chief of the award winning GP Golf Report. He hails from Chicago,IL and is a big Chicago sports fan (Except the Cubs, sorry. Chi Sox baby). His writing journey began when he used to write in his notebook and write free verse poems. Later, he created a blog that covered Chicago sports, golf and video games (Weird combination) but decided to just focus on his main passion of golf. That's when the GP Golf Report was born and since its humble beginnings, the blog has reached well over 100,000 unique visitors and continues to grow. He also has built a love for golf course design and is a lover of "Street Golf" which is practically how he picked up the game. Colin is also a video game YouTuber as well. He goes by the name "GhostPanda" on there. You can click the YouTube symbol to check him out. Follow him on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio and add him as a friend on Facebook!

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