SIX DAYS after holing his final putt at the PGA Championship, American golfer Cameron Tringale disqualified himself from the final major of the season for signing an incorrect scorecard.
The 26-year-old initially earned $53,000 for his tied 33rd finish at Valhalla but now forfeits the money over an incident he came clean over during the final round.
“On Sunday, I signed for a bogey 4 on the par-3 11th hole,” said Tringale, who has seven top-25 finishes during the 2014 PGA Tour season and has qualified for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
“While approaching the hole to tap in my 3-inch bogey putt, the putter swung over the ball prior to tapping in. Realising that there could be the slightest doubt that the swing over the ball should have been recorded as a stroke, I spoke with the PGA of America and shared with them my conclusion that the stroke should have been recorded.”
The prize money for players who finished below him at Valhalla will be increased accordingly, although the changes will not have any impact on the Ryder Cup standings that were finalized on Sunday.