A shuttle ride may have cost one Korn Ferry Tour player his job.
Wilson Furr missed the cut Friday at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Lecom Suncoast Classic – and will now likely be reshuffled out of most upcoming events – after the 24-year-old Jackson, Mississippi, native was among three players penalized for taking an unauthorized shuttle ride from a tournament volunteer midway through their second rounds.
“This sucks,” Furr told GolfChannel.com via phone on Friday night after his flight home landed in Birmingham, Alabama. “There’s no way around it. It just sucks. To start the day, probably one of the bigger rounds I’ve played in my career, and I knew it, and for this to happen then, just ugh.”
The news was first reported by Monday Q Info’s Ryan French.
Furr and his playing competitors, Alejandro Tosti and Mason Andersen, were each assessed two-stroke penalties for violating Model Local Rule G-6, which states, “A player or caddie must not ride on any transportation. A player operating under a stroke and distance penalty is always authorized.”
The supplemental rules sheet for this week’s event, however, did specify that “automotive transportation is permitted during play from No. 7 green to No. 8 tee only.” The shuttles were also transporting players from the driving range to Nos. 1 and 10 tees prior to their rounds.