I like her too. But I think the rules snafus she's run into are not of the typical complicated variety. I mean, if she's getting penalized for dropping in the wrong area and not exactly sure where her ball crossed the margin of the hazard, or perhaps something similar... I would be less critical.
But the ball mark incident, and then this.... I mean - how does someone who has played the game as many years as she has, at the level she's played, not know that lift-clean-place only pertains to the fairway of the hole she's playing?
It's just mind boggling to me.
This ain't a Saturday morning playing with friends for a $5 nassau... this is the big leagues. Lots of money on the line, and it's expected that the players either know the rules, or check with a rules official for clarity before doing something that might otherwise have them potentially running afoul of the rules.
She's a professional. The onus is on her to know the rules. These rules infractions aren't that complicated. So if the common theme continues - at what point does someone stop assuming she's not trying to get away with something?