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June 03, 2013

Two-time U.S. Open champ Lee Janzen DQ'd from Open qualifier for wearing metal spikes

Posted at 3:32 PM by Kevin Cunningham | Categories: 2013 U.S. Open, U.S. Open


Veteran PGA Tour player Lee Janzen, who won the 1993 and 1998 U.S. Opens, was disqualified from the sectional qualifier held at Woodmont Country Club in Maryland -- for wearing metal spikes, according to a tweet from Jenzen himself:

Metal spikes are allowed at the actual U.S. Open, but if the host club for a sectional qualifier prohibits spikes, players are not allowed to wear them.

Golf Channel's Jay Coffin tweeted out a photo of the USGA's letter to competitors that details the metal spike prohibition:

The top eight finishers at the Woodmont sectional will receive exemptions to play for the national championship next week.

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