CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – PGA Tour golfer Zac Blair has been disqualified from the Wells Fargo Championship after hitting himself in the head with his putter – and then using the bent club to finish out the hole.
Blair smacked the putter against his head Friday after missing a birdie putt on the fifth hole.
He could have finished the round by using a different club to putt, but was disqualified when he finished the hole by tapping in for a par with the bent putter.
Blair was disqualified by officials for breaking rule 4-3b, which stipulates if “a player’s club is damaged other than in the normal course of play rendering it non-conforming or changing its playing characteristics, the club must not subsequently be used or replayed during the round.”
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