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.”