Herbert slapped with the first slow play fine of the season
Frenchman Benjamin Herbert earned himself an unwanted first this season as the first Tour player to be fined for slow play.
The European Tour has released details that the Tour rookie was slapped with a £2,000 fine for a ‘bad time’ during last week’s Spanish Open in Seville.
The 25-year old Brive-born Herbert received a first bad time for slow play during the Joburg Open earlier this year, and u nder Tour rules two ‘bad times’ results in a fine while the fine is doubled with each subsequent slow play ‘bad time’.
A number of Major Champions and Tour winners have been handed one ‘bad time’ this year including former double U.S. Open winner, Retief Goosen, past Masters champion, Charl Schwartzel, 2010 PGA Champion, Martin Kaymer, triple Ryder Cup winning star, Paul McGinley and Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey, winner earlier this year of the Hassan 11 Trophy in Morocco.
Also on the list with one ‘bad time’ is American Kevin Na who leads by a stroke heading to the final round of the $US 9.5m Players Championship.
Na was given a ‘bad time’ during last month’s Masters.
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