16 Year Old Golfer Disqualified From US Open Qualifier: Potty Break

Skyler is from Beaver Falls, PA…. Joe Namath country!

source: Yahoo Sports

Sixteen-year-old Skyler Fox competed in one of a dozen U.S. Open sectionals on Monday, attempting to qualify for next week’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

Yet after Fox finished his round at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland, he took off for his car. He had been battling a headache throughout his round, and had to go to the bathroom.

So he grabbed his medicine, used the bathroom and returned to the scorer’s table.

But when he did, he found his father and his swing coach arguing with a tournament official. He had been disqualified.

“They told me I was disqualified because I didn’t get to the scoring table in time, which made no sense…………..I was pretty upset. I mean, there was a good chance I wasn’t going to make it [to the U.S. Open]. I was going to have to shoot really low. But I wanted to go out there and put a respectable score up.”

Skyler Fox
Teen Golfer

According to a USGA spokesperson, Fox was disqualified for violating Rule 3.3b(2), which states, in part, that a player “must certify the hole scores on the scorecard and promptly return it to the committee.”

Yep!…..Rule 3.3b(2) will bite ya on the ass every time!

Skyler Fox Disqualified for Bathroom Break

Calamity Jane