Two-time U.S. Open champ Lee Janzen disqualified for wearing metal spikes
Two-time champion U.S. Open Lee Janzen has been knocked out of qualifying for wearing metal spikes at a golf course that doesn't allow them, reports the Associated Press.
Janzen was at Woodmont Country Club for a 36-hole qualifier and opened with a 75 on the North course when it was discovered he was wearing metal spikes. Janzen won the 1993 U.S. Open and the 1998 U.S. Open. This year's tournament starts June 13.
Michael Cumberpatch of the Mid-Atlantic Golf Association, the official in charge of the Woodmont qualifier told the Golf Channel, "The only confusion would be you didn't read the documentation you're required to read. You're responsible for knowing the conditions under which you're playing.
More from the AP:
All players were informed in a May 20 letter from the Michael Cumberpatch of the Mid-Atlantic Golf Association, the official in charge of the Woodmont qualifier. The second item — right before the item that says shorts are allowed — said steel spikes were not allowed for the qualifying rounds or even the practice rounds.