Blayne Barber DQs himself after signing an incorrect scorecard
By mustang6560 on 11/5/12
Despite qualifying for the second stage of Q-School last month, Blayne Barber's hopes of earning a PGA Tour card are over â€” at least for the present. The former Auburn standout disqualified himself following a possible rules violation.
Barber was unsure if he'd brushed that leaf in the bunker on his 13th hole at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., so he knew what he had to do: disqualify himself and forsake the opportunity to earn a PGA Tour card. His honesty allowed six other players â€“ Jamie Arnold, Corbin Mills, Jonathan Moore, Chesson Hadley and former European Tour winners Robert-Jan Derksen and Maarteen Lafeber â€“ to advance to Q-School's second stage in his stead.It sucks Blayne won't be able to compete in the second round of Q-School, but at least he feels good about his decision. Hopefully he'll be able to earn his card in the near future.
Read an interesting golf article? Tip Your Editor!
Image via NGA Tour
[ comments ]
Following the rules is news now. Feature me.
Wow, that sucks.
Matt McGee says:
If you truly don't know if you touched the leaf, and your caddy says that you didn't touch it, then penalizing yourself is... what? Loss aversion? Self-defeating behavior? Simply unintelligent? I don't want to seem rude, but added to the fact that he then penalized himself the wrong number of strokes, and then second-guessed whether or not he had committed the infraction in the first place, the "unintelligent" choice seems, well... plausible.
I agree with Matt, talking yourself into a penalty is silly. 99% of the time we do not have super slo-mo high definition replays to make a determination. You go with what you know and what people think they saw or didn't see.
no no mr official..i am positive i struck the leaf...no Blain the leaf did not move..are you sure???..i think i better penalize my self...either this guy is trying to impress someone or he is gonna beat all of us to heaven
[ post comment ]