Yup, I have had enough.
If the players from the original leaderboard are not cancelled completely, I am drafting a long letter, detailing WGT's seeming indifference to establishing a fair game with a level playing field. It will detail the many times WGT has put their profit margin ahead of fair play (like now...if you have already sent those players gift cards, then their accounts should be debited 500c.... the 100 they stole and 400 punitive). But no.... by elevating them as was done, you have admitted that they were breaking the rules. THEN PUNISH THEM. Delete the account. BAR the account from ever playing any competition where the prize is more than a pat on the back.
I will be sending the letter to every gaming commission, to all the major golf and gaming mags, and to all the WGT sponsors (Taylor Made, Ping, Nike, etc). The main thrust will be that anyone with any sense will save their money and not bring it to WGT where there is a decent chance they will get ripped off by someone without WGT making any effort to prevent it.
Also, this 'handling it privately' is bullsh*t. They didn't cheat everyone privately. They did it blatantly where everyone could see it, and everyone pointed it out. Many of us invest our hard earned money here and we have a right to know EXACTLY what is being done to combat those that would rip us off.
So, WGT.... you have until Friday to end those accounts before the start of a bad publicity blitz.
Here are the addresses of the Gaming Commissions if anyone would like to write them as well:
PC Gamer, Gamespy, Game Informer, Gamespot, IGN...
Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Golf.com
Ping, Taylor Made, Nike, Callaway, Lynx, Cleveland
USGA, The R&A
Can anyone else think of anyone this letter should go to besides the above?