Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Seve Is Summoned to Explain His Actions

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Seve Is Summoned to Explain His Actions

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Byline: DAVID SMITH

SEVE BALLESTEROS has been summoned to appear before his peers and explain why he broke one of the cardinal rules of golf.

There is now a serious threat that Ballesteros could suffer the humiliation of a ban when he goes before the European Tour's powerful Tournament Committee on the eve of the Volvo PGA Championship at Wentworth next Wednesday.

The committee made it's dramatic decision to call Ballesteros to account when it met here last night to consider the 46-year-old Spaniard's disqualification from the recent Italian Open.

Ballesteros incurred a one-shot penalty for slow play in Brescia but he refused to accept it. Instead, he rubbed out the higher score marked on his card by his playing partner and substituted a lower one.

It was an extraordinary action for which Ballesteros could have been punished with a big fine imposed by a committee that includes senior players Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer and Darren Clarke. …

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