Sei Young Kim's caddie banned from U.S. Women's Open for stealing pin info

Sei Young Kim’s caddie banned from U.S. Women’s Open for stealing pin info


Sei Young Kim's caddie, Paul Fusco, lost his credentials and privileges for this week's U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania because it was learned he took pictures of the USGA's championship setup notes and hole locations while in the tournament rules office.

"Paul Fusco was removed from the premises after being found taking photos of an internal USGA course set-up document," said the USGA in a statement to Golf News Net. "The player for whom he is caddieing, Sei Young Kim, is still in the championship field."

Fusco has been working with the 22-year-old Kim since the LPGA Q-school back in December. The South Korean has enjoyed a tremendous 2015, including a highly improbable win at the LPGA Lotte Championship and the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.  The world No. 10 was runner-up to Inbee Park at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in June.

It is likely that Fusco was forced to delete the photos from his phone so that they couldn't be passed along to Kim or other players and their caddies.

Fusco, an experienced caddie who has worked for the likes of Vijay Singh, may face further sanctions from the LPGA after the event ends.

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