Australian golfer Steve Elkington given police escort at Royal Birkdale after ‘racist’ Southport tweet

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Australian golfer Steve Elkington given police escort at Royal Birkdale after ‘racist’ Southport tweet

Australian golfer Steve Elkington was given a police escort for the start of his third round of the Senior Open at Royal Birkdale on Saturday (27th July 2013) following the potentially racist Twitter outburst in which he savaged the town of Southport and a “Pakistani robber guy”.

The R&A confirmed that the matter will be reviewed and suggested that disciplinary action could follow.

Elkington issued a statement apologising for his tweet.

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