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Jiminez, Stenson to be fined for club throwing

By February 7, 2011December 19th, 2014No Comments

European Tour stalwarts Henrik Stenson and Miguel Angel Jiminez are expected to be hammered with fines by the Tour’s ruling body, over recent incidents involving the throwing of golf clubs.

Jiminez broke the head off his putter at the recent Volvo Champions event in Bahrain during his second round, forcing him to use a lob wedge for the remainder of his round. Jiminez had grown frustrated by his lacklustre putting during the round and threw the club to the ground during a moment of rage.

Stenson’s incident happened at last weekend’s Qatar Masters during his second round; the Swede tossing a wedge over his head and into a water hazard after running up a nine at his final hole of the round.

Tournament officials have said they will review footage of the respective incidents before coming to any decision, but the likelihood is that both players will be fined for ‘conduct unbecoming of a professional player’.



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