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Chella Choi Cheating Scandal

I cannot believe that the LPGA has allowed Chella Choi to tee it up this week in Portland without clarifying her cheating caught on camera one week ago.
The LPGA owes it to all the Pros and the paying public to come clean with actions taken on this matter.
Choi willfully and blatantly cheated. Where is Whan when you need him ?
This puts the LPGA is disrepute. It makes the LPGA look like a marketing firm and not a golf organization.
Choi discredited herself, fellow Pros, her family, the LPGA and Korea.

The LPGA, " head in the sand " approach is not acceptable.
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A little harsh. Cheating implies intent. How are you showing intent. More like a careless mistake. We are talking about a half inch, maybe less.
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If you have looked at either the stills or the video it is easy to see that this was done in a practiced manner - willfully and blatantly.
She should spend more time practicing her short putts rather than her sleight of hand.
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It was clear from the video that the ball was not returned to its original spot. Was this a deliberate action to avoid a spike scuff mark or a blemish on the line of her putt? Or, was it a careless error?

Choi should have accepted the 2 stroke penalty rather than WD. By withdrawing "in protest" she put herself into a negative light in a rules situation. And what was she "protesting?" I'm sure the RO's who reviewed the video with her did not accuse her of cheating....only that she had incurred a penalty for failing to return her ball to its original spot.

Only she knows what really happened. She did not handle it well. Nothing is worse than even the slightest whiff of something negative regarding a golfer's integrity.
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As Quoted by LoJo she did not handle it well. I believe it was a careless mistake that was brought to her attention. Life goes on.
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Originally Posted by steve36m View Post
Dear Xman5 :

If you have looked at either the stills or the video it is easy to see that this was done in a practiced manner - willfully and blatantly.
She should spend more time practicing her short putts rather than her sleight of hand.
I don't know. I want to give her the benefit of the doubt. You would think that if she does this a lot that it would have been noticed before.

But I understand what you are saying.
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Koreans don't cheat. They may deceive people but they don't cheat.
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No one is going to be suspended for one incident of "inchworming" because of the difficulty of distinguishing between intent and carelessness. Consider instead the case of Elliot Saltman:

Elliot Saltman gets three-month golf ban after 'cheating' hearing | Sport | The Guardian
Saltman was accused of incorrectly marking his ball on the putting green on at least five occasions in the first round of last September's M2M Russian Challenge Cup in Moscow. After the round his two playing partners, Stuart Davies and Marcus Higley, raised concerns first with Saltman and then with the tournament referee, Gary Butler, indicating that they would not sign the Scotsman's scorecard because they believed he had broken the rules. All four held a private meeting, after which Saltman was disqualified.
Five or more times in a single round? That's the kind of conduct which would result in a suspension.
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Originally Posted by steve36m View Post
I cannot believe that the LPGA has allowed Chella Choi to tee it up this week in Portland without clarifying her cheating caught on camera one week ago.
The LPGA owes it to all the Pros and the paying public to come clean with actions taken on this matter.
Choi willfully and blatantly cheated. Where is Whan when you need him ?
This puts the LPGA is disrepute. It makes the LPGA look like a marketing firm and not a golf organization.
Choi discredited herself, fellow Pros, her family, the LPGA and Korea.

The LPGA, " head in the sand " approach is not acceptable.
A tad melodramatic,don't you think ?

How did she discredit Korea ? Do you always think the actions of an individual discredit a nation ?

If she knowingly cheated - and if that is the case she should have faced a suspension - she discredits only herself,not her country.

It wasn't handled well.She should have accepted the penalty or faced a DQ,but,really,Chella Choi's nationality is irrelevant...

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Old 08-31-2014, 06:31 AM   #10
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Dear Saint-Just X :

Whether we like it or not we all get labelled, gender, country, education, social strata etc. It is just the way it is.
When Inbee wins a tournament what do you hear ?.... Korea is really turning out some fine golfers.
So too, when something not so nice occurs the larger group suffers.
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