News & ToursJuly 7, 2015

Sei Young Kim's caddie disqualified from U.S. Women's Open for taking cellphone photo

Sei Young Kim is off to a rookie-of-the-year type season with two LPGA victories in 2015. But if the 22-year-old South Korean is going to win the U.S. Women's Open this week at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club she'll have to do it without her regular caddie.

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Paul Fusco, a veteran looper who has also worked on the PGA Tour, took a cellphone photo of the hole locations and course set-up notes for the week, according to sources familiar with the situation, and when the breach was discovered by USGA officials he was banned from the tournament.

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Sources say that Fusco was in the USGA Rules office -- where he was not credentialed to be -- taking the photos when an official walked in on him. The sources say there will be no penalty for Kim.

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