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In the week of the WGC Mex­ico Cham­pi­onship, the golf­ing au­thor­i­ties pub­lished pro­posed changes to the Rules of Golf. The pur­pose of these changes was to make our great game more ap­peal­ing as a sport.

When the cham­pi­onship got un­der­way the be­hav­iour of some of the game’s great­est golfers was most un­sport­ing and a shock­ing ex­am­ple to not only the young as­pir­ing golfer but also to any non-golfers who were watch­ing.

Amongst other things we had the hor­ri­ble spec­ta­cle of Dustin Johnson spit­ting, Justin Thomas thump­ing the green close to the hole with his put­ter, af­ter miss­ing a putt, and Rory McIl­roy smash­ing his club into the ground af­ter a poor shot.

Maybe the au­thor­i­ties should con­sider in­tro­duc­ing a two-shot penalty for a se­ri­ous breach of eti­quette.

Donal Casey, Dublin

Thomas and DJ: not lead­ing by ex­am­ple in Mex­ico?

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