MILL SPRING, N.C. (AP) — Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has been disqualified from the Nationwide Tour event Friday because his caddie used a scope to check yardages.
Rice called the error a rookie mistake and apologized to BMW Charity Pro-Am officials. That means Rice won't take part in Saturday's third round, the last one before the field is cut for Sunday's finale.
Rice had shot a 92 on Thursday, the highest score ever since the tournament began in the Carolinas in 1992. He had rebounded a bit Friday with an 82 at Bright's Creek Golf Club before he was told of his mistake.
Rice also said he would not try to play as a pro at future Nationwide events. He missed the cut at the Fresh Express Classic last month in his tour debut.