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Korean PGA trims Bio Kim's suspension to 1 year

Former PGA Tour player had been banned for 3 years after obscene gesture

Reduced: By the Korean PGA, the suspension of Bio Kim, to one year, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported. On Sept. 29, Kim had made an obscene gesture to a fan, slamming his club and then extending a middle finger, when a cellphone camera clicked during his swing in the final round of a Korean Tour event which he would go on to win. He apologized after the round but nonetheless was banned for three years, fined the equivalent of $8,350 and ordered to complete 120 hours of community service. The fine and community service remained in force, the KPGA’s board members decided Wednesday. Kim, who made 10 cuts in 25 starts on the PGA Tour in 2011 before losing exempt status, will be eligible to return to his home tour in late 2020.

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