From T-33 to DQ: Tringale comes clean about PGA


Six days after holing his final putt at Valhalla, Cameron Tringale reached out to PGA of America officials to disqualify himself from the PGA Championship for signing an incorrect scorecard.

Tringale tied for 33rd in the season’s final major, but after the tournament concluded he still had some lingering doubt over an incident that happened during the final round.

“On Sunday, I signed for a bogey 4 on the par-3 11th hole,” Tringale said. “While approaching the hole to tap in my 3-inch bogey putt, the putter swung over the ball prior to tapping in. Realizing that there could be the slightest doubt that the swing over the ball should have been recorded as a stroke, I spoke with the PGA of America and shared with them my conclusion that the stroke should have been recorded.”

Tringale received $53,000 for his T-33 finish at the PGA Championship, money that he will now forfeit as a result of the disqualification. The prize money for players who finished below him at Valhalla will be increased accordingly, although the changes will not have any impact on the Ryder Cup standings that were finalized on Sunday.

Tringale has seven top-25 finishes during the season, highlighted by fourth-place finishes at the Shell Houston Open and Greenbrier Classic. He did not tee it up this week at the Wyndham Championship, but at No. 50 in the FedEx Cup standings he is safely qualified for at least the first two playoff events.