Power off = overslept = automatic DQ
Looks like Jim Furyk, #3 in the FedEx Cup point standings going into the FedEx Cup’s first event, The Barclays, overslept his alarm this morning and was automatically disqualified for missing the start of the annual Wednesday Pro-Am, a rule that is in effect to prevent players from missing the event for more unorthodox reasons.
“I’m kicking myself,” Furyk said. “I have a way of climbing into situations that are all my fault.”
Furyk sets his alarm on his cell phone, and he awoke at 7:23 a.m. ET to find out that his phone had lost power. He threw on some clothes and shoes, bolted out of his hotel room and rushed to Ridgewood, arriving at 7:35 a.m.
The pro-am was a shotgun start that began at 7:30 a.m. Furyk was to start on the 11th hole, and he realized when he arrived that he had no chance of getting there on time.
Furyk was in such a rush that he did not put on a belt or socks, and he still had not tied his shoes.
Furyk will remain in the Top 10, most likely, but he can’t move up at all. He just made it a whole lot harder for him to win the Cup. Too bad for one of the game’s best players.