‘Ridiculous’- Golf Fans Fume as LPGA Event Makes Disastrous Call to Play Under Blinding Fog

Published 10/07/2021, 2:23 PM EDT


Golf is a strategic game, and every shot played is a part of a calculated and measured plan to reach the green. The worst nightmare of a golfer is probably the inability to foresee and prepare for a shot. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what happened with Lizette Salas, as she faced fog ahead of her tee off at the LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup, 2021.

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Lizette Salas is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. On opening day at the Mountain Ridge Golf Course in New Jersey, she was part of the first group for teeing off. However, the weather conditions were not favorable. A thick mist covered the course, and visibility was low. Nevertheless, the authorities forced them to tee off.

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An angry Lizette Salas rants on Twitter about LPGA

The forced tee-off did not sit well with the world number 16. Moreover, after her group had finished the first hole, they decided to postpone the rest of the tee-offs. Annoyed, Salas took to Twitter to complain about the unfairness of the LPGA tour and shared a video to substantiate her claim.

She wrote, “Welcome to the LPGA tour, where we clearly can’t see sh*t but yet, they forced the first group to tee off. Then decide to suspend play. wtf.”

Fans on Twitter had a bunch of mixed replies to Salas’ tweet. Some agreed and questioned the professionalism of the LPGA tour. On the contrary, some were critical of her post and said that it was a part of golf.

A few couldn’t decide what the course of action should’ve been. However, they said that decision should have been fair for all players. Let’s take a look at some of the replies.

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Although the official decision depends upon the authorities and organizers, there is a lot of confusion about the rules in such situations. However, it is widely agreed that such play can be dangerous since the ball you hit isn’t visible.

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What do you think should be the rules in case of unforeseen fog?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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