SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) -- Speeding between the Masters and his next tournament cost Jose Maria Olazabal $621 when a Georgia sheriff's deputy pulled him over for driving 97 mph on a rural highway.
Olazabal agreed to follow a deputy to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and pay the speeding ticket in cash to settle the matter after he was stopped Monday afternoon traveling from Augusta to Hilton Head, S.C., for the Heritage tournament, sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.
Ehsanipoor said Tuesday that Olazabal "apologized, he was cooperative and after the paperwork was done he went on his way."
He says the deputy clocked Olazabal's Mercedes exceeding the posted limit of 65 mph on the rural stretch of Ga. 21, a divided four-lane highway near the Georgia-South Carolina state line.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)