Furyk Oversleeps, Sent Home
Golfer Jim Furyk is out of this weekend’s PGA Barclays tournament after oversleeping and missing his tee time at the event’s Pro-Am today. Furyk, the sixth-ranked golfer in the world, was disqualified from the tournament, which is the first of four events that make up the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs. He reportedly told PGA officials he set the alarm on his phone, but when he woke up this morning, his phone had no power. Furyk was supposed to tee off at 7:30 a.m. local time at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, but woke up just seven minutes before that. He rushed to the course without his belt and socks, but arrived at the locker room five minutes after his tee time. It’s a costly mistake for Furyk, who’s currently number three in FedEx Cup points, but could fall to 19th place after missing the Barclays. He will still be able to play in the next FedEx Cup event, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston next week, as the top 100 players in the standings automatically qualify for that tournament. But he may want to consider setting a second alarm next week, just to be safe.