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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Fairway Flub: PGA Tour’s Rulebook Under Scrutiny

  • 20-year-old Nick Dunlap won the American Express tournament, but was denied his $1.5 million prize due to his amateur status.
  • The incident is raising questions around the PGA Tour's rulebook.
Andy Abeyta — Desert Sun

Nick Dunlap, a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Alabama, bested some of the world’s top golfers at the American Express tournament, but was ineligible to claim the $1.5 million first place prize due to his amateur status. The incident raises questions around how the PGA Tour operates, as Dunlap considers whether or not to turn professional or finish out the college golf season.

Plus, Tiger Woods appears set to announce a deal with TaylorMade, Jim Ratcliffe makes his first big move as minority owner of Manchester United, and we dive into the increasingly murky picture of MLB, NBA, and NHL local broadcasts with The Athletic’s Evan Drellich.

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