Lee Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open winner, lost his chance to make it into next week’s field at Merion after officials disqualified the old-school golfer for wearing metal spikes for his round at Woodmont Country Club.
Turns out Janzen, among the USGA’s "players to watch" on golf’s longest day, will be watching the Open from his couch after he neglected to peruse the conditions of competition for the sectional qualifying taking place at 11 sites across the country on Monday.
(via GolfChannel.com's Jay Coffin)
Of course, posting a first-round 3-over 75 on the North Course in Rockville, Md., was unlikely to get him into the contest anyway, as the 48-year-old Janzen noted on his Twitter page.
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
Janzen, by the way, is no stranger to the dreaded DQ. He incurred the same penalty for signing an incorrect scorecard in the 1998 World Series of Golf.