JLPGA Player Commits Metaphorical Seppuku

No actual golfers were harmed in the incident, but I found it interesting that Japan LPGA Player Yuko Mitsuka pulled out of 11 tournaments after she being fined $21,500 for slow play in the first round of the World Ladies Championship last week.

You’d think the fine would be enough.

Mitsuka apparently was hit with a two stroke penalty for slow play, and then pulled out after arguing with officials. The self-imposed career immolation may have been an attempt to avoid further punishment from the JLPGA.

“This will be a lesson to other golfers,” JLPGA chief Hisako Higuchi told the Nikkan Sports newspaper. “She has to take responsibility for her actions.”

No kidding.

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