PGA Tour-bound golfer Alejandro Tosti has been listed in the field for the forthcoming Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour weeks after he was reportedly suspended.
Tosti - who has already secured his full playing rights on the PGA Tour next year - was reportedly kicked out of the Boise Open a few weeks ago due to a 'disciplinary matter'.
We do not know what happened as the PGA Tour does not comment publicly on disciplinary issues.
Golf previously pressed the PGA Tour for further comment on the matter but an official refused to talk about the incident (s).
Tosti missed the Simmons Bank Open which was won by another golfer with a similarly controversial reputation.
Murray has stated that a more mature approach has yielded better results in 2023 after his latest win.
As for Tosti, the 27-year-old from Rosario, Argentina is listed to play alongside Jorge Fernandez Valdes and Carter Jenkins in the first two rounds of the developmental tour event.
It will be played at the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club over September 21-24.
He has locked up his full 2024 PGA Tour playing rights through his ranking on the Korn Ferry Tour's season-long points standings thanks to nine top-10 finishes and one victory at the Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha.
When he withdrew from the Boise Open after round one, the tour only released a short statement which read: "Korn Ferry Tour member Alejandro Tosti was withdrawn from the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron following the first round of competition, due to a disciplinary matter. Tosti entered the week ranked fourth on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List.
"Per PGA Tour policy, the details of the issue and any related disciplinary action will be handled internally.
"Tosti, 27, has a win and eight other top-10s this season and has been declared 'TOURBound' by earning enough points to ensure his PGA Tour card for 2024. The top 30 on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List after the Korn Ferry Tour Championship on Oct. 5-8 earn PGA Tour cards for the 2024 season."
According to multiple people at the KFT event in Columbus. Alejandro Tosti, who was suspended 2 events ago is on the grounds and is listed in the field.— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) September 18, 2023
I assume this means he is playing this week. He dropped from 3rd to 5th in points during his suspension.
It is not the first time that Tosti has been involved in controversy this season. He was one of six pros who were involved in a shuttle incident during the Lecom Suncoast Classic.
The group of players took unauthorised shuttle rides from a green to a tee box are were docked two strokes each.
Tosti said of that: "I know that I cannot jump in a cart that is not official, but this was almost like organized. It almost seemed like someone sent this guy to give us a ride. It was ready, waiting for us to walk off the green and give us a ride to the first tee, and that guy apparently was not supposed to be there."
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