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Taser Used on Drunk, Belligerent Pro Golf Fan Who Wouldn't Go Quietly in Cart, Say Cops

Travis Parmelee (WTEV)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (CBS/AP) Hello sports fans, and welcome to this week's taser highlights (we know, it's still early in the week).

Phillies fans take heart - this time police used a taser to subdue an unruly a golf tournament! So what exactly do you have to do to deserve a jolt of electricity while attending a pro golf event?

In the case of Travis Parmalee, Sheriff's Capt. Dave Messenger in St. John's, Fla. says an officer tasered the 36-year-old man after he was belligerent and heckled players while intoxicated. It happened Friday, near the 11th hole during the second round of the Players Championship.

Officials say they tried to calm Parmelee, unsuccessfully, and were forced to call in the Sheriff's Office. "He was at the point where it was time for law enforcement to step in," said Capt. Messenger. "Our goal is to escort people off the property, but it was clear he wasn't going to go with us."

Messenger said Parmalee pulled away as officers tried to put him into a golf cart, prompting one officer to touch him with a stun gun. In a statement, the PGA Tour said that its position "has always been that anything that disrupts the competition or the enjoyment of our fans will be dealt with accordingly."

The 36-year-old Parmalee, who's from Jacksonville, is charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence.

According to CBS affiliate  WTEV, Parmelee was released from St. John's County Jail Saturday on a $1,500 bond. He wouldn't comment until he gets legal advice.

Meanwhile, this tasering sports fans thing is becoming par for the course.