Speeding charge in Effingham County for former Masters champion

Jose Maria Olazabal

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — Pro golfer Jose Maria Olazabal was stopped for speeding in Effingham County on Tuesday, Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.

Ehsanipoor said the two-time Masters champion was going 97 mph on Georgia Highway 21 in a 65-mph zone when he was stopped by a deputy.

Olazabal apologized and told the deputy he was leaving the Masters Tournament and traveling to another tournament, Ehsanipoor said.

Olazabal was allowed to follow the deputy to the sheriff’s office, where he posted a cash bond of $621 and was released.

Olazabal is from Spain and turned pro in 1985. He has six PGA Tour wins and has finished 85 times in the top 25, according to the PGA. Olazabal won the Masters in 1994 and 1999.



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