'That's rough': Matt Wolff DQ'd from Masters due to 'archaic' rule

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Matt Wolff (pictured) lying on the ground after enduring a tough Day 2 at the Masters.
Matt Wolff (pictured) endured a tough Day 2 at the Masters before he was disqualified. (Getty Images)

Golf star Matt Wolff has been sensationally disqualified from the Masters after returning a scorecard, which was lower than his registered score.

On the 17th hole, the World No.23 was six over for the day, and 10 over at the time after a tough Masters campaign.

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The 21-year-old American hit the fairway with his drive, before landing on the green in line for a par.

But the American three-putted for a bogey.

The controversy started when the American handed in his scoresheet, which was a 'hole score lower' than his actual score.

The Masters released a statement, which read the American had been disqualified.

Under Rule 3.3b(3), “if a hole score is lower than actually taken on that hole, the player is disqualified.”

Despite the clear mistake on a par-4, many fans felt for Wolff.

Even though he was not going to make the cut, many felt the rule appeared 'archaic'.

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'Wolff first to be disqualified since 1992

Reports suggested Wolff was only the 10th person to be disqualified in 85 Masters tournaments.

The last person to be disqualified was Larry Nelson in 1992.

Regardless, the 21-year-old is a future star.

He made the cut in his first Masters last year, came second in his first US Open and tied-fourth at last year's PGA Championship.

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