Jordan Speith toilet emergency scorecard disqualification leads to PGA Tour rule change

Professional golfers will now have 15 minutes to correct any errors on their scorecards after handing it in, even if they’ve left the scoring area.

The decision comes after Jordan Spieth was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard at the Genesis Invitational in February.

Now, the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and all other major golf tours will give their golfers a grace period to avoid that from happening.

American star Spieth was the latest to be caught out by the now-old rule, being disqualified in the second round of the Genesis earlier this year.

The scorecard he handed in to officials in Los Angeles stated he had a par on a hole when he actually bogeyed.

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