Matt Every was disqualified for using a non-conforming club during the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Every bent his 4-iron while hitting a shot from behind a tree during the opening round at Waialae Country Club. He failed to replace the club after the round and then used it on No. 18 Friday, the ninth hole of his second round. Every called the penalty on himself, and the PGA Tour tweeted confirmation of the DQ:
A winner last year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Every has struggled to get things going in the new year. He tied for 27th in the 33-man field last week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions before an opening-round 74 Thursday in Honolulu. With the cut projected at 2 under, Every was 5 over through 27 holes and destined for a missed cut when the penalty occurred.
The PGA Tour posted this photo of the club's current whereabouts on Instagram: