A lot for golf being a non-contact sport.
A qualifying occasion on the Korn Ferry Tour – golf’s second stage of competitors behind the PGA Tour – took an sudden activate Monday when a combat erupted on the inexperienced between Austen Dailey and Luke Smith, in accordance with a report from The Hearth Pit Collective.
“The Korn Ferry Tour is conscious of the incident that occurred at as we speak’s qualifier in Newton, Kansas,” the Tour stated in an announcement launched to Golfweek. “The people concerned should not present Korn Ferry Tour members. We’re within the means of gathering extra particulars and haven’t any additional remark presently.”
Dailey and Smith got here to blows after the seventh gap, minutes after Dailey approached Smith to counsel that he ought to assist them seek for misplaced golf balls. As Dailey walked to the following gap, Smith allegedly jumped on Dailey’s again and started punching him.
Quickly after, a 3rd golfer, Derek Fribbs, tried to interrupt up the combat. But Smith’s dad, Oliver, promptly waved his putter within the air in entrance of the quarrel, stopping anybody from intervening.
Workers later arrested Smith and escorted him to the clubhouse after Dailey opted to press fees.
“It was loopy, I can’t imagine it occurred,” Fribbs stated of the combat.