Here’s a piece of news that just plain sucks. To us it may be humorous, but it really is unfortunate for Jim Furyk, who I have always felt comes across as one of the good guys in golf. According to the Star-Ledger, Furyk has been disqualified from The Barclays because he failed to show up in time to tee off. Furyk said his cell phone alarm didn’t go off and he overslept:
I don’t know if something happened with the charger or what, but I never got it,” Furyk said outside of the Ridgewood locker room this morning. “I just tore out of there, threw a pair of pants on and a shirt — still have no belt, no socks and my shoes are untied — and actually got in the locker room at 7:35, but I guess I had to be on the tee.”
That sounds like a story you’d expect to hear from one of your buddies who failed to show up to a Saturday morning tee time. It just goes to show you that even the pros are human. Furyk was supposed to tee off at 7:30, so according to his story he was only five minutes late. However, rules are rules. I’m sure Dustin Johnson can attest to that.
Jim Furyk disqualified from The Barclays after missing pro-am tee time [Star-Ledger]Google+