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    baxter cepeda

    Pros not knowing the Rules is my pet peeve, but rules officials tend to leave me off even more. I’m sorry but I totally disagree with the interpretation from Kim and the officials, and you Tom.
    What this player asked was not seeking advice and the caddie did not provide any advice. This was no different than peeking at what club was pulled, and the other team allowing it to happen. Is that advice?
    This issue is similar to sharing yardages from a range finder. These are facts, not advice.
    She did not ask ‘should I hit 8 iron’?
    He did not say ‘you should hit 8 iron.
    If I am wrong, this is something that still needs to change in the rules. Golf does not need this. Kim does deserve the backlash. It seems the player was close enough to make Kim sweat.
    I get that players need to protect the field, but imo this was Kim protecting herself and using her name to influence a poor decision. She deserves the backlash. I always liked her but she has gotten a little less like able in recent years, this won’t help.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: Simple: YOU CANNOT ASK A COMPETITOR OR COMPETITOR’S CADDIE WHAT CLUB THE PLAYER HIT OR IS GOING TO HIT…….period.

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