Sorenstam, Creamer get it on in Donald Trump's back yard
After a debate that lasted so long it was almost too dark to finish at Trump International, the ruling ultimately went Sorenstam’s way.
Now, watching all the comments to all TG blogs roll in, I know we have some golf gurus out there. Can one of you please let me know how long a dispute like this should really take to resolve? I’m not being wisea$$ or rhetorical here. But shouldn’t Rules official Janet Lindsay have been able to look at the decision, hear both sides, then make a call? Split-second calls happen in football, baseball and other sports all the time and, fan grousing aside, those refs are right more often than wrong. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Lastly, Trump International is a heck of a course, that’s for sure. But if you’re into location, location, location, well ….. I’ll just say the highlights of that neighborhood are the airport, a number of pawn shops, the Palm Beach County jail and T’s Lounge, a nearby strip joint (which I’ve, uhhh, read about). Oh, and until now, the nastiest spat at Trump International was when some surgeon from New York wacked a rare black swan to death with a golf club a few years back, claiming the bird attacked him on the 16th hole. The Donald wasn’t happy. Neither was the swan.
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Sort of glad Creamer, right or wrong, stuck to her guns on this one. Seems as though nobody wants to chance upsetting some of the best players in the game.
But it went on way too long. If in disagreement, the rules official should hear both sides of the story, take a look for her/himself, and make a ruling. Period. Shouldn't drag on for more than five minutes in this case. No instant replay, no crying, just give your side and make the judgment.
Wasn't the tournament on cable? Do you actually ante up to get cable?
Sort of takes away from your spendthrift image, doesn't it?
Um, I mean, yes, of course I ante up for cable. ;)
The fact that the ball was plugged brings into question whether it hit land. Second, Sorenstam's ball normally moves R-L. Add those two up and Creamers view is sound, unless that was a very strong crosswind.
Is it a good idea to make the worlds best female player angry?
Probably not, given the ass whippin' Annika gave Paula, beating her by 6 shots.
I do enjoy when Annika gives the youngsters a lesson (despite being a Wie and Creamer fan).
yes, it's only in her dream.
Annika is unreachable.
Paula should continue to work hard and try to improve her game, in the knowledge that if she improves DRASTICALLY, she could then be Annika's rival.
It certainly is good for Paula to try to be the best. She should look forward and try to catch Annika sure, but at the same time be humble enough to admit, that there is a long way to go in order to be referred to as Annika's rival.
At the present time in women's golf, Annika is miles ahead (like Tiger in the mens). Paula is among a group of chasers, along with Kerr, Wie and many more. Maybe next season, Paula might pull clear, as a clear 2nd best by some distance, but I doubt she will challenge for number 1.