Lexi Thompson sorry for blunder that cost 40 players a day

Posted by on July 31, 2019  /   Posted in golf reviews

The American was en route from the Evian championship in France to Woburn when she realized that her passport was in her golf bag, which in a van that transported the clubs of the players to the UK.

She stopped the driver and met her caddy Benji, but the delay caused the van driver to miss his ferry to England, leaving the clubs late in the afternoon, by which time the course was closed for maintenance for the large one, which starts on Thursday.

"I didn't realize that I was going to cause so much delay with the bags for all players, and I'm very sorry," said 24-year-old Thompson in her press conference on Woburn on Wednesday.

"But in my situation I went crazy and was somewhere near where my caddy was Benji, so my first reaction was to hopefully stop him and get my passport so that I could leave and to the British Open Ladies.

"I apologize, I would be angry if I were the other players, but I finally got it."

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Thompson was a prodigy who turned professional at 15 and a year later set a record as the youngest winner of a Ladies PGA Tour event at 16 years and seven months in 2011.

The world number 3 won her only major so far at the ANA Inspiration 2014

Van driver Ian W right, a former caddy of the Spanish great Seve Ballesteros, said he found Thompson & # 39; s bag at n early 40 others contributed to the delay, just like traffic jams once in England.

"That van was packed to the limit. A mouse could not have found space there to live," Wright told the Gulf Channel.

A player, Ryan O & # 39; Toole, was unhappy that Thompson & # 39; s actions caused so many people to miss the training before the major.

"I don't know why the driver would agree with one person who knows it would penalize about a third of the field," she told the Gulf Channel.

Karen of England Stupples, the British British Open champion of 2004, said it was "unfortunate in many ways" and added that many players, including herself, had made similar mistakes with travel logistics.

"Things like this do happen," she told the Morning Drive show of the wave channel.

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But she added that by adding your clubs to a swimming pool Trustworthy driver, you always run the risk of delays.

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