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Tearful Thompson loses major after TV penalty

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Lexi Thompson
ANA Inspiration final leaderboard
-14 Ryu So Yeon (Kor), -14 L Thompson (US); -13 M Lee (Aus), -13 Inbee Park (Kor), S Pettersen (Nor); -11 Wie (US); -10 C Kerr (US)
Selected others:-7 L Ko (NZ); -5 C Hull (Eng); +6 M Reed (Eng)

American Lexi Thompson was left in tears after being handed a four-stroke penalty while leading the final round of the first major of the season – and then losing a play-off to So Yeon Ryu.

She incorrectly replaced a marked ball in Saturday’s third round – a TV viewer spotted the offence and told officials.

Thompson was leading the ANA Inspiration by two shots when told of the penalty after her 12th hole.

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