Saturday, September 4

Chad Campbell on DQ: ‘Just Kind of Slipped My Mind’

CHAD CAMPBELL SHOWED UP at the Deutsche Bank Championship early in the week, practiced a few days, and played in the first round on Friday, shooting 72. Then Campbell got disqualified because he forgot to register. Sigh.

PGA Tour players must register when they arrive at a tournament before play starts. PGA Tour officials realized that Campbell hadn’t registered after they went through all the forms on Friday night. Campbell is out of the tournament and FedExCup Playoffs.

What Chad said:
Q. Unfortunate, I know. Just what’s going through your head right now?
CHAD CAMPBELL: You know, just can’t believe you make a mistake like that. Obviously disappointed that I’m not getting to play today, but that’s the rules. That’s the way it goes.

Q. 83rd on the FedExCup points list. I know that makes it even tougher for you.

CHAD CAMPBELL: You know, it would have been nice to go out there and play good today and finish up the week pretty good and hopefully get into next week. But that’s the way it goes.

Q. Was there any reason that you didn’t do it? Did you get here late or was there anything --
No, not really, just kind of slipped my mind.

Q. When did you arrive this week?
Tuesday, Tuesday night.

Q. Anything remotely ever happen like this?
Yeah, a little bit worse. I went to Hawaii one time and didn’t commit. It’s starting to be a trend.
Can someone explain to me what’s going on this summer? Who will it be next week?

−The Armchair Golfer

(Source: ASAP Sports)
(Image: Keith Allison/Flickr)

1 comment:

greenfee said...

What I don't understand about this is that the tournament organisers clearly expected Campbell he was allocated a tee time, he played, completed his round, signed his card etc. So what purpose does "registering" fulfill?