John Daly has officially experienced unintended, uncomfortable payroll deductions on both sides of the Atlantic.
The European Tour confirmed Thursday that the troubled two-time major championship winner was fined an undisclosed amount for his behavior last week at the European Tour’s Austrian Open outside Vienna.
During the second round, Daly took what was deemed to be an improper drop, and when questioned about it by a rules official, got angry, argued his point, threw a club in the lake and stormed off.
He was quite likely going to miss the cut anyway.
Last year, after getting his disciplinary jacket from the PGA Tour as part of discovery in a pending lawsuit, the Jacksonville, Fla., paper reported he had been fined $100,000 for various offenses on the U.S. tour.
The PGA Tour does not announce fines, but can nonetheless still fine Daly for any actions he would take overseas, because he is still a member of the tour.
The European Tour fined Daly for “breaching the European Tour’s code of behavior,” a tour press official confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday.
With almost no status left in the States, Daly is playing this week in the EuroTour's Dunhill Links event at St. Andrews.