The American was on her manner from the Evian Championship in France to Woburn when she realized her passport was in her golf bag, which was in a van carrying the gamers’ golf equipment to the UK.
She organized for the motive force to cease and meet her caddie Benji, however the delay prompted the van driver to overlook his ferry to England, guaranteeing the golf equipment solely arrived late Monday afternoon, by which era the course was closed for upkeep forward of the most important, which begins Thursday.
“I did not realise that I used to be going to trigger a lot delay with the luggage for all of the gamers and I am very sorry about that,” the 24-year-old Thompson mentioned in her press convention at Woburn Wednesday.
“However in my scenario I used to be freaking out after which he occurred to be someplace near the place my caddie Benji was so my first response was to hopefully cease him and get my passport so I might go away and get to the Girls’s British Open.
“I do apologise, I might be upset if I used to be the opposite gamers however I ended up getting it.”
Thompson was a baby prodigy who turned skilled at 15 and a 12 months later set a then report because the youngest winner of a Women PGA Tour occasion at 16 years seven months in 2011.
The world No.three gained her sole main to this point on the 2014 ANA Inspiration
Van driver Ian Wright, a former caddie of Spanish nice Seve Ballesteros, mentioned discovering Thompson’s bag amongst almost 40 others added to the delay, as did visitors jams as soon as in England.
“That van was packed to the hilt. A mouse could not have discovered room to stay in there,” Wright advised the Golf Channel.
One participant, Ryan O’Toole, was sad that Thompson’s actions prompted so many individuals to overlook out on follow forward of the most important.
“I do not know why the motive force would conform to accommodate one particular person figuring out it will punish a few third of the sector,” she advised the Golf Channel.
England’s Karen Stupples, the 2004 Girls’s British Open champion, mentioned it was “unlucky in a lot of methods” and added loads of gamers together with herself had made related errors with journey logistics.
“Issues like this do occur,” she advised the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive present.
However she added that by entrusting your golf equipment to a pool driver you’re all the time liable to delays.