Speeding charge in Effingham County for former Masters champion

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:08 PM
Last updated 4:44 PM
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SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — Pro golfer Jose Maria Olazabal was stopped for speeding in Effingham County on Tuesday, Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.

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Jose Maria Olazabal


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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juantez
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juantez 04/10/12 - 12:22 pm
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WARNING! Do not try this the
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WARNING! Do not try this the out come will not be the same.

faithson
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faithson 04/10/12 - 12:25 pm
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I know that road well...

I know that road well... easy to get your speed up, 4 lane divided and straight.

playlikethunder
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playlikethunder 04/10/12 - 12:29 pm
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How this can be "news" and
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How this can be "news" and why this type stuff is printed is beyond my understanding.This is certainly nobody's business.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/10/12 - 12:45 pm
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Headed to another

Headed to another tournament...haha Most don't start the first round til Thursday, ya know.

Frank I
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Frank I 04/10/12 - 01:45 pm
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wow, I can see getting your

wow, I can see getting your speed up, to maybe 75ish before realizing oh, I'm going faster than I should be, but 97? That's just blatant disregard, and when have you EVER been able to follow the police in your own vehicle to be arrested... must be nice..

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/10/12 - 01:56 pm
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Yawn...

Yawn...

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 04/10/12 - 02:32 pm
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Traveling to another
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Traveling to another tournament??......LOL

Was he lost? The next PGA tournament is at Hilton Head.

Maybe this was a similar situation to when Charles Barkley was busted for speeding a while back. Remember what he told the cops.......?? :-)

At least he was honest.

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Little Lamb 04/10/12 - 02:42 pm
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kiwiinamerica asked: Was he

kiwiinamerica asked:

Was he lost? The next PGA tournament is at Hilton Head.

Hwy. 21 in Effingham County is the logical way to Savannah from Augusta. I take it often.

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BamaMan 04/10/12 - 02:56 pm
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bdouglas, tournament plays

bdouglas, tournament plays begin on Thursday. They begin practicing Sunday or Monday before. Ever heard of PRACTICE ROUNDS?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/10/12 - 02:59 pm
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Wonder what kind of car he

Wonder what kind of car he was driving. Was it a rental?

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donner 04/10/12 - 03:19 pm
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I love Augusta....Master's

I love Augusta....Master's week you can get away with anything but scalping tickets ...and if you are speeding you get your own police escort....what a bunch of hypocrites

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David Parker 04/10/12 - 04:05 pm
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Like Ollie sweats a ticket

Like Ollie sweats a ticket from ECSO. On a side note, that fast can be dangerous to him and others sharing the road.

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happychimer 04/10/12 - 05:31 pm
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and he will get a ticket from

and he will get a ticket from the state of GA also.

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JRC2024 04/11/12 - 08:39 am
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Frank and Donner, got stopped

Frank and Donner, got stopped for speeding several years ago leaving Wrens, GA going to Louisville by the sheriff. He had a prisoner in his car and let me follow him to the police station to pay the fine. Not so unusual if you act decent and look decent.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 04/11/12 - 08:40 am
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happy, what kind of ticket

happy, what kind of ticket from the state?

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bdouglas 04/11/12 - 09:03 am
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@BamaMan: Yeah, I'm well

@BamaMan: Yeah, I'm well aware, thanks. The point being, he wasn't going to be LATE for a tournament. No need to be doing nearly 100mph for sure. Thanks for the talking down, though.

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itsanotherday1 04/11/12 - 09:14 am
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Donner; what does Effingham

Donner; what does Effingham County LE have to do with Masters or Augusta?

JRC2024- Super Speeder fine.

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