Golf: $25 for Gloating

It may interest Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player to discover that they are now a menace to fans—as well as to their opponents on the pro golf tour. Frowning on golfers who celebrate their victories by tossing the winning ball into the crowd, the Professional Golfers' Association decreed last week that each such display of overexuberance henceforth will meet with appropriate disciplinary action: a $25 fine. Somebody, explained the P.G.A., could get hurt. As usual, the winners are better off than the losers. The maximum fine for swearing is $1,000.


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