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Brett Ogle fined for injuring woman

Australian golfer Brett Ogle has been fined for an outburst which left a woman spectator with a facial cut during last week's Heineken Classic in Perth.

Australasian PGA Tour operations director Trevor Herden said he had considered the matter and fined Ogle an undisclosed amount.

The 43-year-old Perth woman received a small cut to the face when struck by a piece of tee marker smashed by Ogle after an errant drive.

Herden said Ogle was unaware of the injury at the time and only found out after the woman reported it to tour organisers later.

"He's contacted the lady in question; he's spoken and apologised," Herden said. "He wasn't aware that he hit her. He was quite upset that he didn't see her at the time."

Brett Ogle - Demolished tee box marker after wayward drive. Allsport.

Herden said the woman was "more than happy" with the outcome.

The fine comes ahead of a tour board meeting Tuesday which will consider a South African Airlines report on the in-flight behaviour of former Australian Open champion Wayne Riley.

Australian Protective Services officers were called to escort Riley from the flight from South Africa when it arrived in Perth last week.




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