Matthew Wolff thought missing the cut was bad.
Well, his 2021 Masters experience just got a whole lot worse after being disqualified.
The talented 21-year-old was disqualified after recording a lower score on the 17th than he actually made, a statement from the Masters confirmed.
Statement from Tournament Headquarters:
Following his second round, Matthew Wolff returned a scorecard with a hole score lower than he actually made on hole 17. He was subsequently disqualified under Rule 3.3b(3).
Wolff, ranked 23rd in the world, was furious after missing his fourth putt. Without a second’s thought, Wolff instantly putted his fifth shot tap-in.
But rather than recording the par-4 17th as a bogey, he registered the score as a par as he charged off the green.
You could forgive Wolff if he was pushing towards double figures for the hole, but it’s a unfathomable mistake for a golfer to make such a blunder after just five shots.
It came on the same day Si Woo Kim also produced a bizarre blunder, snapping his putter and completing the rest of his round using a 3-wood on the green.
Making the moment all the more suspect was the quick manner in which Wolff completed his fifth shot.
Make no mistake, Wolff is a star in the making.
He made the cut in his first Masters last year, came second in his maiden US Open and tied-fourth at the PGA Championship.
His 2021 Masters however failed to get off the ground, as he struggled throughout the opening two rounds.
Originally published asGolf star kicked out of Masters for blunder
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