ORLANDO, Fla. – Reigning U.S. Amateur champ Curtis Luck was disqualified from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after signing an incorrect scorecard in the second round.
Luck was unlikely to make the cut at Bay Hill after an opening-round 79. His struggles continued Friday and were compounded when he made a bogey on No. 9, his last hole of the day, but signed for a par.
“I was a bit frazzled. Obviously it had been a bad day,” Luck said. “I just signed it, handed it and I don’t know how I did it because it’s actually the first time I’ve ever been disqualified. I just obviously wasn’t in the right head space to sign a scorecard.”
It was a sour end to a PGA Tour debut for Luck, who also captured the Asia-Pacific Amateur last year. The Aussie won’t make any more starts before the Masters, but he still plans to put in plenty of work that began with a range session immediately following his disqualification.
“No more events. Just a lot of ball-hitting, that’s for sure,” he said. “I’ve got two and a half weeks to get ready and get my game together. We’ll be right.”