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By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Disciplinary action

Simon Dyson, report to the principal’s office

Simon Dyson was fined $49,000 and handed a two-month ban and suspended for 18 months after being found guilty of a serious breach of the European Tour’s code of behavior as a result of an incident at the BMW Masters in Shanghai in October.

Dyson met with a three-man disciplinary panel that convened at the Tour’s headquarters in Wentworth on Thursday to determine his fate due to a rules violation, where he tapped down a spike mark with his ball that was directly in the line of his short par putt. He was disqualified from the tournament for signing an incorrect scorecard because he failed to add a two-shot penalty for his infraction. 

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Rory Sabbatini has pulled out of next week’s Memorial Tournament. Yep, he’s “withdrawn.” As you may recall, there’s been quite a bit of chatter that Sabbatini was facing a 30-day suspension from the PGA Tour for his inappropriate on-course behavior. And since the PGA Tour does not discuss or announce disciplinary matters, we’d be left to draw our own conclusions when Sabbatini skipped an event.

After shooting 82 at TPC Four Seasons to miss the cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, Sabbatini denied speculation of a potential suspension, according to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram.

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Rory Sabbatini and Sean O’Hair, who were paired together in the first two rounds, along with Pat Perez, had a heated exchange (limited to words — sorry, no punches thrown) during the second round of last week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Both players will likely receive disciplinary action — determined at the discretion of the PGA Tour — but the severity of their punishments is expected to differ, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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