Korean PGA money leader banned for 3 years

Korean Tour money leader suspended 3 years for obscene gesture

Golfer suspended three years for flipping the bird towards fan on the Korean Tour

Bio Kim, seen here in 2013 at the U.S. Open.

The Korean Professional Golfers Association suspended Bio Kim for three years for making an obscene gesture towards the gallery during the final round of the Korean Tour's DGB Financial Group Volvik Daegu Gyeongbuk Open, according to a report on Golf Channel.

Yonhap News Agency reports that Kim knelt before cameras and apologized to fans after his disciplinary hearing. He leads the Order of Merit and points list for player of the year.

Kim also received a fine equivalent to $8,350 Dollars, according to Lavner.

Kim also slammed his club on the ground in frustration during the incident at the 16th, before recovering to hold on for a one-shot win over nearest challenger Daehyun Kim.

Kim has been playing professional golf for a long time and even rose into the top 200 in the world back in 2012. He said he would accept whatever punishment came his way. Especially on the Korean Tour.

The Korean Tour put the suspension to a vote and decided unanimously to ban Kim.

Kim won the tournament and has since apologised for his actions, but the KPGA made a decision to suspend Kim for three years from the tour and impose a fine of approximately £6,780.

The PGA Tour said he would not be eligible pending its own review to determine whether to restrict Kim's access to its tournaments.

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