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Justin Thomas hits out at rules officials at Women’s PGA Championship

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With two holes remaining in the final round of the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club outside of Washington, D.C., the final group of Lexi Thompson, In Gee Chun and Hye-Jin Choi were put on the clock.

The women’s PGA has caused the hot topic of slow play in golf to resurface. The pace was also sluggish on Saturday, with the last group Saturday played in 5 hours and 45 minutes, causing the last half hour of coverage to be bumped off of NBC.

The reigning men’s PGA Champion, Justin Thomas took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the golfers being put on the clock while chasing a major championship.

Thomas did say he was “all for helping slow play”, but it would appear he believes pace should be maintained in some circumstances but not in others.

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  2. Joey5Picks

    Jun 28, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    Yeah! Just like how they don’t call holding in the last 5 minutes of the Super Bowl and turn off the shot clock in the last 2 minutes of the NBA finals.

  3. Livininparadise

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:10 am

    Almost all of Thomas’s comments on golf are self serving and not for the good of the game

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  5. Jerry

    Jun 28, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Chun’s pace of play is glacial. Both players being blamed for one person’s slowness is egregious.

    • DJ

      Jun 29, 2022 at 10:29 am

      Agree both the Korean players were slow ,Lexi was always waiting for them . I am all for a time clock on the greens ,slow play is getting out of hand on the PGA and LPGA.

  6. Harry A. Tuttle

    Jun 27, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t see why pro golfers, who practice and play almost every day, need to perform so long over their putts as if it makes them better. They stand over their lines, place their balls, remove markers, stand over the ball again, then back away, readjust their ball’s alignment, and do virtually the same routine again before they can stroke a 10 or 20-foot putt (with likely no better results than if they’d stroked the putt 30 seconds sooner). That’s absurd, useless and counter-productive to their games — and the tour’s TV contracts. They can and should adopt more efficient routines.

    And TV directors need to wise up and switch to the camera on the golfers only when they’re a few seconds from finally hitting the putt (except, obviously, when the championship is on the line). Better yet, highlight the efficient players. Keep the broadcast moving. Let the slow pokes play in obscurity unless and until they’re a big part of the story. Even then, don’t waste time on their minutes-long preparations.

    The unfortunate side-effect: Too many amateurs are adopting this sluggish style thinking they’re learning from the pros. I was behind a foursome the other day who were as slow and methodical as the pros they wish they were. They were ridiculous — and completely full of themselves, paying no attention to other groups. Intentionally slow, self-centered play sends the wrong message, spoils the game. And it rarely helps.

    Be alert. Be ready. Play fast. You’ll play sharper and better, with less time to yield to anxieties, which, if we haven’t noticed, is the problem with some pros. Ironic, eh? Just rely on a prompt, confident tempo, and let it flow!

  7. Tom Hughes

    Jun 27, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    She has the yipes

  8. ND Hickman

    Jun 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    “I’m all for improving pace of play except when the pace of pay is slower than a glacier on national TV”

  9. Gerry T

    Jun 27, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Funny how Lexi is attacked for her post round behavior and the rules official is apparently applauded for his asinine call. I agree with Lexi and Justin and call the rules official’s bs. When these officials put their ego ahead of the fun of the game and our game is overruled with rules…that’s the ugly side of golf. I remember playing in club championships where rules made even my game useless. If we called every rule in the book, we would see alot fewer people enjoying this great game! I for one am hurt and embarrassed by what happened to Lexi! That call was totally ignorant and the winner didn’t win legitimately. Case closed! My hat’s off to Justin. I’m on Lexi’s side too!

  10. Jed

    Jun 27, 2022 at 9:40 am

    5+ hours is ridiculous. Get Ryan Fox out there to show them how to do it.

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Former NBA star turned college golfer J.R. Smith taking lessons from Tiger’s ex-coach

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Former NBA player J.R. Smith is now taking golf lessons from Tiger Woods’ former coach, Chris Como.

The lessons can be seen on the new show “Private Lessons” on the premium subscription of GolfPass.

Of his lessons with Como, Smith said, “For me, I think the most appealing part (about taking a lesson from Como) was about like how fast the transition for him to understand. Like, obviously, everybody doesn’t think the same,” he added, “but to make to feel certain sensations in the golf swing.”

The two-time NBA Champion made $90 million as a basketball player but signed an NIL deal as a golfer in early 2022.

In addition to working with Tiger Woods and Smith, Como has also worked with Bryson DeChambeau, who won the 2020 U.S. Open under his guidance.

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LIV pro’s wife takes vicious swipe at Tiger Woods over his car accident

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It’s been a year of drama and controversies in the golfing world, with the divide between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf showing no signs of improving.

Much of the bad blood between the two has played out off the course, and that is once again the case this week, as the wife of prominent LIV golfer Pat Perez, Ashley, took a vicious swipe at Tiger Woods over his single-car accident in 2021.

On Tuesday, Golf Balling shared a video on its Instagram account where Woods described his physical limitations following his car crash. In the comments, Ashley Perez decided to share her take, saying:

“Literally why driving under the influence is ILLEGAL. I don’t feel bad for him. Thank god he didn’t kill anyone. See ya.”

The comment has since been deleted, and it is not the first time Ashely has targeted PGA Tour golfers either. Back in September, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and their respective partners took a trip to the Napa Valley, which they posted on Instagram.

However, the trip apparently did not impress Mrs Perez, who shared, before once again deleting, her take on the vacation:

It’s been a wild year for the Perez’s on and off the course. The 46-year-old LIV pro earned $8,024,167 with the breakaway tour in 2022, primarily thanks to being part of the 4 Aces GC team.

While off the course, Perez spoke about his deep ‘hate’ for Phil Mickelson, accusing Lefty of committing an “uncrossable and unforgivable act” against him.

Following this latest drama, it’s likely safe to say that any relationship Perez once had with Tiger may well now be a thing of the past.

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Is this the most ingenious caddie move you’ve seen?

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Our PGA Tour reporter, Andrew Tursky was on site in the Bahamas at last week’s Hero World Challenge, and he spotted something interesting. I’ll let AT take it from here.

“As a former club caddie myself, I fully respect this move from an Albany caddie during the pro-am. Instead of writing down the players approximate yardages in a yardage book or on piece of paper, he writes them down on a square slab and velcros it to his caddie bib for instant visual access.”

“This is a true veteran move. I’m questioning the yardage gapping for that particular player, because something seems off, but the point is that it’s a great caddie trick regardless.”

It’s a brilliant technique. A “why didn’t I think of that” caddie hack. Well played.

GolfWRX will be on location at at the QBE Shootout, so look out for more WITBs and inside-the-ropes photos soon!

Check out all of our photos from the 2022 Hero World Challenge

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