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Joel Dahmen says Sung Kang cheated at the Quicken Loans National

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Update: Comment from Sung Kang via PGA Tour’s Communications department: “He is standing by the ruling that was made by PGA Tour Rules officials on Sunday…”

If you thought Francesco Molinari’s barn burning Sunday 62 in triple-digit heat was hot, check out this fire from Joel Dahmen.

The 30-year-old flat out accused Sung Kang of cheating. It all went down on the overflowing landfill that is Twitter, appropriately.

Here’s the exchange with a fan who wondered about a hold up during play.

Kang is yet to respond to the accusations, and Dahmen hasn’t said anything further.

Seemingly, Kang tried go for the par-5 10th green in two shots. However, his ball went left into a native area. Dahmen didn’t think the ball ever crossed the hazard, whereas Kang, obviously, believed it did. After 25 minutes of argument, presumably mediated by officials, Kang ultimately dropped on the side of the hazard closer to the hole. He played his fourth shot onto the green and made par.

For what it’s worth, here’s the visual from Shotlink.

(c/o PGA Tour’s Shotlink)

We’re sure the PGA Tour is looking into it, however–and not just because they were mentioned in Dahmen’s original tweet–and surely some type of investigation and statement are forthcoming. Or a statement that there will be an investigation. Because integrity is the cornerstone of the Rules of Golf, These Guys are Good, Live Under Par and all that.

We’ll keep an eye on how this one shakes out.

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  1. bc

    Jul 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    How would this be treated differently if he (Kang) was in contention (as a co-leader) with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justice Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day to win one of the majors or the Players Championship? It WOULD be treated differently!!!

  2. Tee-Bone

    Jul 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve been critical of this rule for a long time. For a number of reasons, it is often difficult, or even impossible, to know the point that the ball last crossed the margin of a hazard. Hypothetically, it could come down to the difference of a foot or so. You’re supposed to see that clearly from 200+ yards away? By nature, this rule involves estimation and thus is ripe for error and abuse.

    • steve

      Jul 3, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      I agree. Not to mention that playing partners are almost always facing different angles and not standing directly behind the ball. But somehow they are supposed to be part of this ruling process?

  3. Jamie

    Jul 2, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Good for Joel for speaking up instead of being a silent sheep.

  4. jc

    Jul 2, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    years ago, in an lpga event, anika and another lady were playing…there was a ditch running across the fairway…annika hit a shot and plugged under the lip….she wanted a drop and claimed that the ball had flown over the ditch and somehow backed up and lodged under the lip…the other lady was ‘no way’. it is impossible. they argued for over 10 minutes and finally the other girl said ‘do what you want annika’ and walked away. stardom has it’s privledge.

  5. jc

    Jul 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    just wait until the new rules come in and you can take a drop for an out of bounds shot….and try and figure out where to drop

    • Josh

      Jul 3, 2018 at 12:40 am

      That is going to be an optional local rule or widely utilized in casual play, it’s 2 shot penalty drop near where it went out of bounds. They aren’t going to play that on tour…

  6. Lee

    Jul 2, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    There’s a guy on Twitter saying he was running the shotlink from the green and he said the ball never crossed the hazard.

  7. Jeff

    Jul 2, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    All other sports use some type of instant replay. Golf has shotlink (they should use it). If there is a dispute then they should go to the tech to see what happened. This would could prevent name calling and keep up the pace of play. Just my Opinion

    • Christopher

      Jul 2, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      Shotlink doesn’t account for the curvature of the ball, so its not that reliable.

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Your suspicions confirmed: Brooks Koepka is in ESPN’s Body Issue

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Brooks Koepka took to social media on Wednesday to give us all a sneak peek of his appearance in ESPN’s Body Issue, which drops next month.

Earlier this year, Koepka disclosed that he lost 24 pounds inside five months, and it was rumored that the reason for the weight loss was for a photoshoot.

Criticism from many followed at the time, with Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee calling the move the “most reckless self-sabotage I have ever seen”. Two victories (including the PGA Championship) and a further four top-5 finishes later, the reason for the weight loss has now become clear.

On posting the image to his Instagram account, Koepka urged his followers to “go get a copy”. But at least one of his peers has already let the 29-year-old know that they wouldn’t be doing so, with Justin Thomas commenting

“Nah man … I’m good.”

 

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Some awesome shots of World Woods GC in Florida courtesy of Zoe.

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Although World Woods is a bit of a drive from Tampa, it is well worth the trek north for a great round of golf! The whole area had a crazy amount of rain the past couple of weeks, but besides a few flooded bunkers you wouldn’t have known (at least the Pine Barrens course)- evidence of great course drainage. The whole round I had to remind myself I was in Florida and not North Carolina. The course is tight, tree lined, and so many waste bunkers that each golf cart comes with its own sand rake. Don’t be deterred by the description though. There are plenty of “redemption” holes which help to keep scores low. I only had time to play the Pine Barrens course, but look forward to coming back to the area to try the Rolling Oaks course. The great rack rate and the proximity of other great golf courses makes this a great location for a future FL golf trip (who’s in?!? ????).

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Stunning design from Bettinardi.

Atlanta-themed ballmarkers from Swag.

How do you like the neck on this flat-stick from Olson, WRXers?

Beautiful face work on this lefty putter from Tyson Lamb.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.21.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

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New additions on the way from UST Mamiya Golf Shafts.

How do you like this creation from Cushman Custom Golf, WRXers?

Cheetah Fur covers from Swag.

Slick looking new additions from Haywood Golf.

Great shot of the par-3 seventh hole at Stonewall Golf Club from Will.

Max Homa giving Eddie Pepperell a run for his money with his social media witticisms!

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