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That’s New: Japanese Golfer Bans Herself After On-Course Tantrum

She’s banned? She’s banned. But what is she gonna do for fruit?

After being fined a record 2 million yen ($21,590) by the Japanese LPGA, golfer Yuko Mitsuka has voluntarily banned herself from competing in 11 upcoming tournaments as a consequence for her immature behavior during the first round of last week’s World Ladies Championship. Mitsuka stormed off the course in a huff during the middle of the round after getting penalized for slow play.

JLPGA chief Hisako Higuchi issued an ominous threat to Mitsuka’s Japanese LPGA players:

“It will have a serious impact on her to miss these tournaments. Let this be a lesson to other golfers.”

Indeed. And this guy means it, too. Apparently, the JLPGA suspended a player for 10 years in 2006 after she falsified her scorecard. Yikes.

Golf-Japanese player bans herself for 11 events [Yahoo!/Reuters]