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Kim's caddie denied entry into Australia

February 18, 2009

Anthony Kim is in Australia to play in the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth, but he's there without his caddie, Eric Larson, who was refused entry into the country, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Larson, who used to caddie for Mark Calcavecchia, served an 11-year prison sentence in the U.S. for having sold cocaine. The Morning Herald speculated that Larson was denied entry "for an alleged failure to declare a criminal conviction in the United States."

Kim was asked whether Larson had been refused entry. "I don't know much about what's going on," he told the newspaper. "He had some things in Florida he needed to take care of."

-- John Strege