It’s one of golf’s most simplistic rules: Check your scorecard before you sign. And yet, high-profile cases of disqualification continue to make headlines.
This week, Wyndham Clark was the offender. One can only imagine Clark’s frustration as he signed for a seven-over-par 79 on Thursday at the Players Championship — the second-highest score in the field.
Clark’s round at TPC Sawgrass included eight bogeys, two birdies and one double bogey. Unfortunately, one of those bogeys — the one on the 391-yard par-4 fourth hole — had been marked as a par.
And for Clark, that’s an infraction worthy of disqualification. The PGA Tour communications department made the announcement on Twitter.
Wyndham Clark was disqualified from @THEPLAYERSChamp for signing an incorrect scorecard; he signed for a 4 on No. 4 but recorded a 5 on the hole.
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) March 15, 2019
This week marks Clark’s first time competing in the Players Championship, as it’s also his first full year on Tour.
The 25 year old’s debut season was just heating up, too. Clark was T10 at the Puerto Rico Open, and T7 at the Honda Classic, just down the road in Palm beach Gardens.