The LPGA Tour recently confirmed that Yealimi Noh had to pay a fine of $ 10,000 for delaying the competition in the penultimate round of Kia Classic on March 27.
Noh said the referee appeared after she finished the first few holes, then warned the delay at holes 10 and 12. In addition to Noh, player Robynn Ree was also fined two strokes for a similar foul. Ree did not cut.
“I do not complain, because it is clearly a personal mistake. This is a valuable lesson and I will not repeat it,” the Korean-American golfer admitted above. Golfweek.
Noh just got to LPGA Tour 2020, was fined for late play at the launch event – Gainbridge LPGA. This year, she is still in the category of rookie due to Covid-19, causing a lot of events in the previous season. Last year, the delay penalty was $ 2,500. In this period, Noh committed twice and had to pay twice, equivalent to 10,000 USD.
At Kia Classic – event on the Aviara Golf Club, California, Noh started collaborating with a new caddy. “It took me extra time on green shots in the third round because the technical side was not good in the previous leg. I also forgot the referee’s presence,” Noh explained. She reached the T61 target, received $ 4,247.
Noh was born in 2001, is ranked 47th in the world women’s golf rankings – Rolex Rankings. Last LPGA Tour season, she attended 16 events in which, twice came to the top 5.
Since the beginning of this year, PGA Tour has implemented an anti-slow play campaign, so far no violation case has been announced.
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