Angry Ross Fisher's challenge ended by slow-play penalty
Monday 04 June 2012
Ryder Cup player Ross Fisher left Celtic Manor in a rage last night after being given a one-shot penalty and a £6,000 fine for slow play when only one off the lead at the ISPS Handa Wales Open.
"I don't think it's justice, but there you go," said Fisher who, after being told about the punishment with four holes to play, fell away to joint sixth place.
Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee won the tournament, a bogey six at the last leaving him one in front of the Dane Thomas Bjorn, South Africa's Richard Sterne, Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Dutchman Joost Luiten.
But it was what happened to Fisher, who finished only two shots behind, back at the course where he helped Europe to victory two years ago, which became the day's main talking point.
Although it is only 10 months since the European Tour last handed out a stroke penalty, it is thought to be decades since someone in the final group on the final day had action taken against them for slow play.
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