Furyk was late for his 7:30 a.m. pro-am time Wednesday at The Barclays, meaning he ineligible to play in the event – the first of four in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Furyk, who uses his cell phone as an alarm clock, told PGA Tour head rules official Slugger White that when he woke up at 7:23 he realized he had no power on his phone. Though he arrived at the course only 12 minutes later, it was too late.
'He rushed down and saw me on the deck down there by the clubhouse,' White said. 'He said, 'Disqualified?' and I said, ‘Yes, I’m sorry.'”
'It is a great golf course,' Furyk said after learning of his disqualification. 'I was looking forward to the event. I’m third in [FedExCup] points, so to possibly severely hurt a good year, it depends on how I play the rest of the way, but to hurt a good year after putting myself in that position. I played my heart out all year, so to then limit myself to one less event than the rest of the field …”
Marc Leishman, who is in the tournament field this week but was not scheduled to play in the pro-am, filled Furyk's spot as an alternate.
The Tour’s policy is anyone missing a pro-am time except for injury or family emergency is ineligible for the tournament.