Curtis Luck revealed he was disqualified from the Korn Ferry Tour Finals event for missing his tee time.
Luck confirmed to Golf Digest that he wasn't dealing with airline issues or stuck in traffic.
He just completely mis-read the time he was supposed to begin his first round at the Albertsons Boise Open.
The tour pro - as pointed out @acaseofthegolf1 - was actually on the range and didn't even realise he was late.
He nonchalantly walked to the first tee but was actually an agonising 10 seconds past the 5-minute discretionary time allowed.
In a statement, the Korn Ferry Tour wrote:
Luck told GD:
The disqualification will have undoubtedly hurt more given it was the finals.
The top 75 players are guaranteed Korn Ferry Tour status after the penultimate event.
Woof, Curtis Luck was on site, on the range, and just lost track of time and missed his tee time.— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) August 24, 2023
Update: he thought his tee time was 7:55, it was 7:45. He arrived to the tee about 10 seconds after the 5-minute mark, therefore resulting in a DQ (had he been there within the 5-mins its a 2-stroke penalty)— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) August 24, 2023
At the Korn Ferry Tour Championship 30 players are awarded PGA Tour membership.
Luck stood at No. 59 in the rankings before he was booted out of the tournament.
Despite more than likely being a tad irritated, Luck said he will just 'press on'.
Luck isn't the only player to have been DQ'd this season on the tour for what could be described as a silly reason.
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