Lara disqualified after caddie tried to hide club
Jose Manuel Lara has been disqualified from the BMW
International Open after the Spaniard’s caddie attempted to hide
having an extra club in his bag for the first round.
Realizing on the second hole that Lara was using 15 clubs for
Thursday’s round at the Gut Larcenhof course in Pulheim, the caddie
tried to hide the extra club in some bushes.
Lara thought the caddie had taken a diversion for a ”call of
nature,” but his playing partners, Damien McGrane and Peter
Hedblom, became suspicious. The caddie then admitted to Lara that
there had been 15 clubs in the bag.
John Paramor, chief referee of the European Tour, told Lara he
was disqualified from the $2.5 million tournament because a player
is responsible for his caddie’s actions.