PGA suspends rule that led to Furyk disqualification

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MIAMI (Reuters) - The PGA on Tuesday suspended a rule that resulted in golfer Jim Furyk's disqualification from last week's Barclays Classic for being late to his pro-am starting time.

Should a player be late for his pro-am starting time for the remainder of the season, "Such player will be required to participate in the remainder of the pro-am round and may be required to perform additional sponsor activity," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.

"A player who misses his pro-am obligation in its entirety will still be ruled ineligible for the tournament unless he has been excused in accordance with the provisions of the regulations," Finchem added.

He said the Player Advisory Council and Player Directors had been asked to evaluate the regulations to determine whether alternative measures can ensure that players honor their pro-am obligations without placing them at risk of disqualification.

The matter will be discussed at the Policy Board meeting in November.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg)