Tuesday, October 1

Korean Tour Player Slapped With Three-Year Suspension for Making Obscene Gesture

BIO KIM, A FORMER PGA TOUR PLAYER, won the Korean Tour's DGB Financial Group Volvik Daegu Gyeongbuk Open this past weekend. Kim also topped the Korean Tour money list.

No matter.

Now Kim is suspended until 2022 for a bad moment during that final round. According to media reports (and as seen above), Kim waved his middle finger in the direction of the gallery after a cellphone chirped during his downswing.

By unanimous vote, the Korean Tour's action was swift and severe.

The tour said in a statement: "Kim Bi-o damaged the dignity of a golfer with etiquette violation and inappropriate behavior."

Here's Kim's act of contrition in front of the media, before the suspension was announced:

1 comment:

Scott Edlund said...

It is a bit extreme and harsh for a spur of the moment action but I guess they have a reputation to protect. He does have a monster drive though, since taking this course http://tiny.cc/MonsterSwing I can now drive over 400 yards each time. Hope it can help others too.