Lexi Thompson and So Yeon Ryu both finished 14 under at the ANA Inspiration, but Ryu won the LPGA’s first major of the season by beating Thompson in a playoff. But it didn’t get to that point without controversy.
Thompson was issued a four-stroke penalty as she walked off the 12th hole Sunday for playing her ball from the wrong spot on the 17th hole Saturday. Thompson was issued a two-stroke penalty for playing from the wrong place and two more strokes for signing the incorrect scorecard on Saturday. A viewer emailed the LPGA Sunday, notifying the organization of Thompson’s rule infraction from Saturday.
Pro golfers, of course, chimed in on social media in support of Thompson.
Who the F#*k is sitting at home zooming in on that stuff?? — Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) April 3, 2017
LEXI LEXI LEXI!!!! — India Clyburn (@indyclyburn) April 3, 2017
Cheering so hard for @Lexi right now! She is one of the most honorable people I know. Let's go girl! @ANAinspiration @LPGA #showLexithelove https://t.co/hiJnSVc33u — Amelia Lewis LPGA (@AmeliaLewisLPGA) April 3, 2017