Veteran PGA Tour player Lee Janzen, who won the 1993 and 1998 U.S. Opens, was disqualified from the sectional qualifier held at Woodmont Country Club in Maryland -- for wearing metal spikes, according to a tweet from Jenzen himself:
Yes. DQ for metal spikes at qualifier at woodmont. Rule was in e-mail. More concerned about my game. 75 1st round put me way back anyway.
— Lee Janzen (@LeeJanzen) June 3, 2013
Metal spikes are allowed at the actual U.S. Open, but if the host club for a sectional qualifier prohibits spikes, players are not allowed to wear them. Golf Channel's Jay Coffin tweeted out a photo of the USGA's letter to competitors that details the metal spike prohibition:
Another Dear Contestant letter that no one reads. Clearly says no steel spikes. Lee Janzen DQ'd for wearing them. twitter.com/JayCoffinGC/st… — Jay Coffin (@JayCoffinGC) June 3, 2013The top eight finishers at the Woodmont sectional will receive exemptions to play for the national championship next week.