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South Korean pro gets thumb after he gives finger

Korean Tour suspends Bio Kim for 3 years after obscene gesture

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South Korea's Bio Kim

South Korean touring pro Bio Kim was suspended for three years by the Korean Tour after he made an obscene gesture to the crowd during a tournament that he would go on to win. Kim, 29, teed off on the 16th hole Sunday in the final round of the DGB Financial Group Volvik Daegu Gyeongbuk Open and reacted angrily to a cellphone camera's shutter noice. According to media reports, he extended his middle finger toward the gallery, then slammed his driver into the turf in disgust. Kim later apologized for the outburst, kneeling before Korean media. He leads the tour in earnings this season and is No. 302 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Kim played the PGA Tour in 2011 but lost his exemption after making only 10 cuts in 25 starts. He made 22 cuts in 58 starts spanning three seasons (2012, ’13 and ’18) on the Tour.

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