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Sung Kang finally responds to cheating allegations

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Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled British Open programming, but Sung Kang stated today he still doesn’t think he didn’t anything wrong. “I followed the rules by the rules official…I think I did the right thing,” he said after his opening round at The Open.

Joel Dahmen, if you recall, accused the 31-year-old pro of taking a bad drop at the 10th hole during the final round of the Quicken Loans National.

The comments were Kang’s first public remarks since a statement co-released with the PGA Tour which said, “He is standing by the ruling that was made by PGA Tour Rules officials on Sunday and will have no further comment.”

While he stopped short of giving his side of the story, Kang did indeed make “further comment.”

Here’s some of what he said.

“I did not want to say anything bad about Joel. Because there can be difference of opinions. But the way he just said it on Twitter was not right. There can be different opinions. And also, it was made a decision by the rules official. So nothing was wrong.”

“I really want to say a lot of things about it, the truth about what happened, but no comment because I’m not going to say anything. I think I made the right decision. … Even when I say something, a few people still kind of think i still did something wrong. And if someone believes in me, they aren’t going to trust what Joel said.”

“No matter what I say, some people are going to trust it, some people are not going to trust it. And then I’m going to be thinking about it more and more. So I’m just focusing on my golf game.”

The British press asked Kang if he wishes he had done anything differently.

“No. Why? I did the right thing,” Kang replied.

Now, I’m not here to argue one way or the other, but the rules official wasn’t in position to do anything other than leave things at the player’s discretion, which he did. So, it’s misleading–if not downright deceptive–for Kang to suggest otherwise.

The official didn’t see the shot. There was no video of it. The only thing he had to rely on was the accounts of those who did see it. In a situation where accounts vary, and with the Rules of Golf relying on player integrity as they do, all he could do was leave the ball in Kang’s court. Thus, the decision as to where to drop was wholly Sung Kang’s.

Again, this isn’t to say the drop was necessarily bad, bad to play the “decision by the rules official” card is, well, a bad drop.

 

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  1. Dan Jones

    Jul 20, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I’ve known Joel since he was 6 years old, he has even been my scramble partner in tournaments at Clarkston G&CC. He was raised very well by his parents and the whole family has good values. I most definitely trust Joel’s interpretation of this event.

  2. Naph

    Jul 20, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Give it a rest. We get it. You don’t like Kang and you think he’s a cheater. Your last poorly written article about it was enough, now here you are claiming “I’m not here to argue one way or the other” yet that’s exactly what you’re doing with this biased piece of “reporting”. Stick to the equipment news lest you want us to start thinking that you’ve either got the hugest crush on the guy and have a funny way of showing it or you’re just plain jealous of him.

  3. Bob Parson Jr.

    Jul 20, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    A really bad biased article! A yawn!

  4. Jim McPherson

    Jul 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Once a cheater, always a cheater. I will never be a fan of the guy. Actually, I will root for him to lose.

  5. Michael

    Jul 20, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Such a biased article. Leave your feelings out of it.

  6. Holein1

    Jul 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    If you see your playing parnert doing the wrong thing, call him out. Joe decided to be a little girl came crying on tweeter so everyone will know about is just as bad as a cheater.

    When you are writing an article, please keep ur bias point of view to yourself. Were you there standing with Joe?

  7. Jack

    Jul 19, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    With the exception of Kang, every person in a position to see the line of the shot said the drop was improper. I suspect those who are unhappy with your article are the type people who would act just like Kang did.

  8. millennial82

    Jul 19, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    yes, yes.. we already understood from your previous articles and made it clear how much you hate Sung Kang the cheater and Joel Dahmen is a cry baby little girl.. enough.

  9. Joe

    Jul 19, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    You are absolutely biased – if you claim yourself as written- you have to be objective view-

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (5.24.19)

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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

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Fans of the NY Yankees will love this creation from Dormie Workshop.

Three new additions to SuperSpeed – Abraham Ancer is one of those.

Honma clubs at Par-Tee Golf. The one set left.

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How about some Derek Fisher game used Jersey covers?

Slick Saskatchewan flag headcover from Rawhide Golf.

What do you make of this flat-stick creation from Cushman Custom Golf, WRXers?

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Johnny Miller returns to the airwaves on Real Golf Talk, Callaway’s new podcast

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Johnny Miller is back sharing his opinions on the game on Callaway’s new podcast: Real Golf Talk, which aired its first episode today (listen here on Soundcloud).

The longtime NBC golf announcer retired from broadcasting earlier this year, but Miller now features alongside avid golfer and television host Chris Harrison on the podcast, which will air six episodes in 2019 and eight in future seasons.

Speaking on the opportunity to work alongside Johnny Miller on the podcast, co-host Chris Harrison stated

“Johnny Miller was a legend on the course and in the TV booth there was no equal. I know he’s got more to say on the world of golf and the world in general. There’s no chance I’m missing the opportunity to sit next to him and hear what he has to say.”

Miller (who, sidebar, will play all Callaway products) said this

“I am proud be returning to Callaway and working with the company’s incredible team on some exciting new projects. I’ve had so many great experiences with the company, from playing their equipment to working with Mr. Callaway and so many amazing people over the years. It feels like a homecoming for me, and I think golf fans will really enjoy what we have coming, starting with our new Real Golf Talk podcast.”

Real Golf Talk with Johnny Miller is a part of the Callaway Podcast Network and is available on Apple, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (5.22.19)

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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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Impressive detail on this flat-stick from Kevin Burns putters.

How could anyone say no to these?

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Ty Munneke showing off his bag of PXG clubs, as well as his superb driver headcover.

The new LINQ Blue shaft from UST Mamiya Golf Shafts.

Double Bubble gear in action!

I think it’s fair to say that Charley Hoffman often hits it flush.

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