Man stabbed after fight over slow play at Utah golf course

Man stabbed after fight over slow play at Utah golf course

Credit: EPA/AHMAD YUSNI


Slow play is a sore subject for a lot of golfers, but it doesn't usually lead to someone getting stabbed. Unfortunately, that happened in an incident at a Utah golf course.

Lee Johnson, 61, was arrested after drawing a knife and stabbing one of four golfers who refused to let Johnson and his wife play through their group on Saturday at Payson City Golf Course.

The stabbing was preceded by an initial effort by Johnson to convince the foursome in front of them to clear the way for the husband-and-wife twosome to go through. The foursome refused after Johnson complained to them and showed irritation. Johnson still tried to push through the group, and the foursome responded by getting into a physical altercation with Johnson. Golf course staff, however, were able to break up that ruckus.

Later in the evening, around 8:20 p.m. according to KUTV-TV, on the ninth hole, Johnson and his wife again tried to play through despite the protests of the same foursome in front of them. Another altercation ensued, with Johnson pulling a small knife and stabbing one of the four players. Another player in the foursome received a cut on his head as he wrestled Johnson to the ground. Johnson was arrested and taken to Utah County Jail, according to KSL-TV. Neither victim has serious injuries.


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