July 09, 2015 11:05
Golfer Kim Sei-young's chances of winning the U.S. Women's Open title are in question even before the major championship begins on Thursday.
Her caddie Paul Fusco was banned from the event after he was found in a U.S. Golf Association office photographing internal documents with information on pin locations and course conditions.
This year's event takes place at the Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania and is administered by the USGA, not the LPGA Tour.
"It's like seeing a test before you take it," U.S. Women's Open championship director Ben Kimball said in an interview with GolfChannel.com on Wednesday.
The photos contained pin locations, distances between holes, locations of tee boxes and forecasted wind directions, he said.
Kim has hired Steve Shellard as her temporary caddie. Shellard is a regular caddie for Pak Se-ri, who pulled out of the event last week due to an injury.
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