Golf Channel reports that an estimated 38 players who had been at the course for hours did not receive their clubs until 5 p.m. due to a bizarre set of circumstances centered around Thompson and her forgotten passport.
It didn’t make Monday any easier to stomach for players like Ryan O’Toole, who lost out on nearly a full day of major prep.
“I don’t know why the driver would agree to accommodate one person knowing it would punish about a third of the field,” O’Toole told Mell. “The driver should have said, ‘Hey, I’ve got to get these clubs to Woburn. If you want the passport, somebody’s going to have to fly there to get it and bring it back.’”
This all occurred just days after Thompson posted a strongly-worded critique of course conditions at the Evian Championship, which she said were so bad that she was thankful to miss the cut.
News flash: Lexi Thompson is entitled. I think we knew that.
Also: really, Randall? There isn't a more interesting story you can cover right now? Why is Jin Young Ko not THE story? Two Majors! Chance for three! #1 in all categories! Come on, get on the stick!
That female British reporter should be hired by CBS as the natural successor to Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. The unsurprising bottom line: she's sorry but would do the same thing again on the passport situation. And she also doubled down on her original IG post on Evian.
My own personal take is that it would be something else if she manages to pull this off. To be honest, the odds are long, but she is playing really well right now and seems confident, so who knows? Best of luck to her!