PARAMUS, New Jersey (Reuters) - Jim Furyk, number three on the FedExCup points list, was disqualified from the opening event of the lucrative end of season playoffs for missing his tee time at the Barclays Pro-Am on Wednesday.
Furyk was scheduled to tee off at 7:30 a.m. (1130 GMT) on a rainy day at Ridgewood Country Club.
The disqualification will not keep the American out of the second event of the series, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.
The worst Furyk could wind up following the Barclays would be 19th place on the points list, a U.S. PGA Tour official said, and the top 100 players advance.
(Reporting by Larry Fine, Editing by Frank Pingue)