Woods, Spieth, McIlroy Among Pros Who Condemn USGA On Social Media

Amid the chaos that rained down on the United States Golf Association for the lion’s share of the back nine on Sunday at the U.S. Open, one of the game’s foremost governing bodies alienated themselves from the very public they were created to protect.

By now, you’ve seen the controversial moment on the fifth green — if you haven’t, here’s our round up of the final round — when Dustin Johnson’s ball moved prior to him addressing it. As soon as it happened, Johnson brought in a rules official who signed off on Johnson’s insistence that he had not caused the ball to move. However, other USGA rules officials weren’t so sure and, after heading to the 18th tower with Joe Buck and the guys at Fox, made it pretty clear that DJ was going to be assessed a penalty.

The only problem? The guys on the course competing for the major championship didn’t have a full understanding of what was going on because the USGA didn’t have a full understanding of what was going on. Being the social media age, players who competed in the event and those who were watching from afar chimed in with their thoughts.

Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth

Rickie Fowler

Luke Donald

John Peterson

Bud Cauley

Keegan Bradley

Brandt Snedker


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