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Golfers, Social Media Slam Penalty Called On Lexi Thompson By TV Viewer

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The LPGA drew the outrage of fellow pro golfers and social media for what happened to Lexi Thompson Sunday. The 22-year-old was penalized four strokes after a fan emailed the LPGA about a violation she committed Saturday.

Tiger Woods and others immediately took to Twitter to slam the decision.

The viewer, watching a delayed version of Saturday's round, alerted officials that Thompson placed her ball in a different spot than was marked. Thompson eventually lost the major in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu. Setting off more backlash nationwide.

"What they did to her was despicable... I hope nobody gets hosed in the Masters because some idiot watching on TV, who maybe has got money against the guy, calls up and they listen to these people!... I feel so bad for Lexi Thompson," said WFAN's Joe Benigno.

The young pro took to social media after the incident to thank fans and those who offered her support.

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