Is Golf Becoming American Idol?

Here we go again. Another television viewer has decided he knows better than the officials at a PGA tour stop.

A call was made after someone watching at home witnessed, and I use the term lightly, Sergio Garcia improperly mark his ball on the 17th green at the Quail Hollow Golf Club. After speaking with officials it was deemed he had done nothing wrong and the two stroke penalty was negated.

“If this is going to make anyone think I’m a cheater, I’d rather get a two-stroke penalty and move on than not to get a two-stroke penalty and think I’m cheating.”

— Sergio Garcia

I have always liked Sergio and am glad he feels this way. But he shouldn’t have to worry about a fan making a call and ratting him out if he does make a mistake.

Can you imagine if we were able to call NBA officials every time we saw a flop. How about when a baseball player misses a base and they don’t catch it? Hey, just call Bud Selig.

I know I sound extreme, but whats keeping sports from becoming a popularity contest? Maybe we can just call 1-800-NOREPEAT and keep the Heat from winning another title.