Jordan Spieth disqualified from Genesis Invitational

Jordan Spieth makes a shocking mistake as he is disqualified from Tiger Woods' Genesis Invitational.

Jordan Spieth disqualified from Genesis Invitational
Jordan Spieth disqualified from Genesis Invitational

Jordan Spieth has been disqualified from the Genesis Invitational after signing for an incorrect scorecard following the second round at Riviera. 

Spieth, 30, had shot a dismal second round of 2-over 73 on Friday to see him fall back into the pack on 3-under for the tournament and just inside the top 30. 

But the three-time major champion was immediately sent packing from the PGA Tour's third Signature Event of the season as a result of signing for an incorrect scorecard.

According to the PGA Tour, Spieth signed for a three and he made a four on the par-3 4th in the second round. 

That led to an automatic DQ. 

It is the player's responsbility to make sure all of the scores on a corresponding hole are correct on the scorecard. 

If Spieth had signed for a higher score, for example a five, then he would have had to take that score and would not have been DQ'd. 

But because he signed for a lower score, in this instance a three instead of a four, it led to disqualification. 

Spieth was left frustrated heading into the clubhouse as he had just made a double-bogey six on the par-4 18th. 

It is understood Spieth was feeling unwell during his second round, according to Sky Sports on-course commentator Rich Beem. 

The mistake will prove a pricey one for Spieth, especially with there being a huge $20m prize purse on the line this week.

The winner of the Genesis Invitational will earn a cool $4m

Jordan Spieth disqualified from Genesis Invitational

Earlier in the second round, tournament host Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw as a result of flu-like symptoms.

Woods, 48, was reportedly experiencing dizziness on the course and he decided to bow out of the event on the 7th hole. 

Paramedics were called to attend to Woods following his WD. 


Jordan Spieth disqualified from Genesis Invitational

Spieth was playing alongside 36-hole leader Patrick Cantlay, who thankfully did sign a correct scorecard of 65.

Cantlay, who is looking to win his first title on the PGA Tour since August 2022, has surged to 13-under par after two rounds. 

He holds a commanding five-shot lead over Jason Day, Luke List and Mackenzie Hughes. 

Cantlay is seeking a ninth PGA Tour title. 

World No.1 Scottie Scheffler was left to rue another dismal display on the greens and he has plenty of work to do to get himself back in the hunt at nine shots off the pace. 

Rory McIlroy is 11 back despite an improved 66. 

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