I know I started this particular sub-thread, but I feel the need to address a couple of the comments.
muxi87, on Sep 6 2007, 11:07 AM, said:
During the Fields Open earlier this season, she grounded her putter, the ball then rolled quite a ways away from the original spot, and she proceeded to play it--WITHOUT PENALTY--from the spot it rolled to!!! She scored it as such (and I was told that it's believed on tour that she actually SIGNED the incorrect card without being DQd) , but a rules official confronted her after the round and gave her 2 one stroke penalties...she fussed and fussed and left the scorers tent in tears insisting that she was correct!!! It was BLATANT from the TV reviews that she committed the infraction, but didn't think anyone saw her so she went on about her business and decided to forgo the penalties! Thankfully, viewers called in the infraction to the Golf Channel so she didn't get away with it.
I saw this as it was being broadcast. I rewound the TiVo over and over again and although she clearly grounded her club, it was questionable whether she took her stance. At the time, I remember thinking it was 51%/49% with "did not take her stance" winning because she should get the benefit of the doubt.
Having said that, I also remember how angry Dottie Pepper's voice was when she telling the story the next day and got to the part where Kerr claimed that she felt "bullied" by the official and that's why she changed her scorecard to include the penalty. Pepper was clearly furious when she said "[Rules official's name] has been out here for 20 years and he doesn't have a bullying bone in his body." Although it was never discussed, I got the impression that the rules official was trying to save Kerr from a DQ rather than threatening her. i.e., please adjust your card to include the penalty otherwise we are going to have to DQ you and we don't want to do that.
abewley, on Sep 6 2007, 12:11 PM, said:
That's a pretty harsh statement without citing any reasons why you feel that way. What is the basis for your opinion?
EDIT: Nevermind. Just ran across your other post:
Edited by Charlie_Foxtrot, 06 September 2007 - 09:08 PM.