Justin Thomas Complains About New Rules on Twitter, USGA Responds and Backtracks

Justin Thomas Complains About New Rules on Twitter, USGA Responds and Backtracks

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Justin Thomas Complains About New Rules on Twitter, USGA Responds and Backtracks

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PGA Tour players have been complaining about the new rules put in place by the USGA and R&A all season. They’ve made comments on social media and to the press in the media room.

Last week, during the Honda Classic, Justin Thomas took a shot at the USGA on Twitter:

This prompted a very unusual reply from golf’s US governing body:

And now they appear to have backtracked from that response:

What is going on here?

Thomas, as well as others – Rickie Fowler, have expressed their disdain for many of the changes, but these changes really shouldn’t be affecting their games enough that they are complaining, or should I say, whining, on social media constantly.

However, the USGA didn’t really handle the situation with Thomas’ tweet very well.

Hopefully, and this is a long shot, the players will stop whining and attempt to embrace the new rules and the USGA will act like a real governing body and start penalizing real issues like pace of play.

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