Howell disqualified from Wyndham

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 3:33 PM
Last updated 6:57 PM
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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Charles Howell was disqualified from the Wyndham Cham­pion­ship on Saturday because the weight port cover on his driver came off before his second round.

The disqualification for using a non-conforming driver was announced before Howell began the third round.

Howell shot 68 on Friday to move to 6-under, five strokes behind leader Patrick Reed.

PGA Tour rules official Tony Wallin said another official told him about Howell’s driver early Saturday morning.

He said the weight port cover came off Howell’s TaylorMade driver while he was on the driving range before his second round.

Had the cover come off during the round, Wallin said Howell would have been OK to play with it as long as he fixed it before his next round.

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ragingbull 08/17/13 - 07:45 pm
That is like your car

That is like your car stalling out in the driveway while pulling out to pick up the gorgeous redhead you have a date with! Just.....damn!!!!

Watermedic 08/19/13 - 11:27 am
Did the official see it and

Did the official see it and not tell Charles? Surely he could have left the driver out of the bag and played without it.

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