Sleepy Golfer DQ'd for Missing Pro-Am Tee Time

Jim Furyk blames cellphone alarm for tardiness
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2010 4:59 PM CDT
Jim Furyk, shown during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2010, has been disqualified from this week's Barclays tourney in New Jersey.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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(Newser) – Jim Furyk is the most newsworthy golfer of the day—sorry, Tiger—for something he didn't do: show up for his pro-am tee time. The third-ranked player's cellphone died overnight, and with it, his alarm, reports the Newark Star-Ledger. He overslept, but not by much, and was just 5 minutes late for his 7:30 tee time. Nevertheless, under PGA rules, he's still disqualified from The Barclays, which starts tomorrow.

"I just tore out of there, threw a pair of pants on and a shirt," Furyk said later. "Still have no belt, no socks and my shoes are untied."

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