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Cristie Kerr bullish in apology for slow play at Texas Shootout
Cristie Kerr had drawn the ire of golf fans after appearing to take too long over her shots during the Texas Shootout on Sunday evening, most notably her six-hole, sudden-death duel with Haru Nomura.
The 39-year-old’s playing tempo was so slow, in fact, that commentator Judy Rankin alluded to it several times during the game. In the end, the duo took two hours to play the same hole six times, leading to a rather unsavoury reaction from fans on social media.
Earlier today, Kerr addressed her critics, and apologised for her slow play during the event. She also sent out a tweet to her followers thanking them for their support, and explained the reasoning behind her slow play being a counteraction against the poor conditions on the greens.
And she hoped that Sunday night would not serve as a detriment to the sport, and urged people to keep on watching.
However, Kerr refused to have the blame placed solely on her shoulders, and pointed out that she was far from the only culprit.
Check out Kerr’s tweets below:
Sorry everyone for the slow play yesterday the conditions were incredibly tough and that 18th hole is very difficult. Very tricky w 40mph— Cristie Kerr (@CKGolferChic) May 1, 2017
Both players took a lot of time by the way and that's all I'm going to say about that hope everybody remains a fan of the LPGA— Cristie Kerr (@CKGolferChic) May 1, 2017
Thank you to all my fans out there I love you and I am always appreciate of of your support no matter what!!! #kerrnation— Cristie Kerr (@CKGolferChic) May 1, 2017