The penalties were assessed as Thompson walked off the 12th green in the final round.
The four strokes erased her two-stroke lead and she eventually lost in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu of South Korea. "I feel bad about it, but I'm not going to abort the Rules of Golf in the middle of a round.
Golf is embarrassed and it should be, so perhaps change is coming.About halfway through the shoot Jan was scheduled for a routine wardrobe change, so she took off her shirt and unclipped her bra, and as she looked for a new outfit, put a thin, pink linen shirt over her and tied it at the waist. She threw her head back and laughed, and kept her eyes locked on the camera. “Then I remembered and thought, ‘Oh, no.’ ” Jan even wrote a letter asking editor Berry Sainback to use a different picture. Since the tour’s start in 1950 it had essentially remained a glorified money match. But the Sport magazine cover changed that by quickly transforming Jan into one of the most famous female athletes in the world.It’s a little tough to describe viral pictures in the age before the internet, but this picture, in every sense of the word, went viral. The picture would be considered risqué by today’s standards, let alone for the cover of a magazine in 1977. “When they told me they’d be using the picture of me in a pink shirt, I was confused. Prize money was extremely low — in 1976, the year before the Sport magazine cover, the winner of the U. It didn’t take long for people to start pouring through the gates to watch her in action. Worth, Texas, flashes a smile as she holds the winner’s trophy after winning the 0,000 LPGA Championship at the Jack Nicklaus Sports Center near Mason, Ohio, June 13, 1982.Stephenson shot a final round 71, for a nine under par 279, for the tournament.“I feel bad about it, but I’m not going to abort the rules of golf in the middle of a round.I'm not going to overrule something that is correctly ruled." Although Whan said that it was possible the LPGA could review the rules that allowed a television viewer to call in a penalty on Thompson a day after the infraction, there would be no hurry to change the system because of the controversy."We're going to go through that process, but we're not going to rush it," he said. When Lexi Thompson was assessed two two-stroke penalties that virtually cost her the ANA Inspiration, the first LPGA Tour major of the year, the outcry from fans phoning or faxing in to point out violations in pro golf tournaments hit an all-time high.Sergio Garcia said all the right things after claiming his first major title in the Masters, including paying tribute to Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal.Much was made in the media about the maturing of Garcia, but in an interview on Irish Radio RTE 2fm a few days later, Padraig Harrington reminded everyone what it was like when he beat the Spaniard in a playoff to win the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie.