Two-time U.S. Open champ Lee Janzen DQ'd from Open qualifier for wearing metal spikes
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:
Yes. DQ for metal spikes at qualifier at woodmont. Rule was in e-mail. More concerned about my game. 75 1st round put me way back anyway.— Lee Janzen (@LeeJanzen) June 3, 2013
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:
Another Dear Contestant letter that no one reads. Clearly says no steel spikes. Lee Janzen DQ'd for wearing them. twitter.com/JayCoffinGC/st…— Jay Coffin (@JayCoffinGC) June 3, 2013
The top eight finishers at the Woodmont sectional will receive exemptions to play for the national championship next week.