26 Aug 2010

Furyk oversleeps and gets kicked out of golf tournament

6:50 am on 26 August 2010

The American golfer Jim Furyk was disqualified from the first of four lucrative FedExCup playoff events after sleeping late and missing his tee at the Barclays Pro-Am in New Jersey overnight.

Furyk, number three on the FedExCup points list, says his cellphone alarm lost power during the night and he only woke up seven minutes before his 7:30 a.m. start time on a rainy day at Ridgewood Country Club.

He says he bolted from his room with no belt, socks and untied shoes but arrived in the locker room five minutes after his start time on the 11th tee.

Slugger White, the U.S. PGA Tour vice president of rules and competitions, said there was no time to get Furyk out to his group on the 11th tee and that an alternate was sent out.

The disqualification will not keep Furyk out of the second event of the series, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.