Dyson disqualified for touching line of putt

Updated: October 25, 2013, 10:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- Simon Dyson has been disqualified from the BMW Masters for a rules violation that was discovered Saturday morning. Dyson was in a tie for second, four shots behind Luke Guthrie.

In the second round Friday, he marked his ball just beyond the cup on No. 8. As he marked it, Dyson made a quick move to tamp down a spot on the green directly in his line. That violates Rule 16-1a.

The infraction was pointed out to European Tour rules officials, who spoke to Dyson. Because he did not add the two-shot penalty, he was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.

The disqualification was a big blow to the Englishman. He was No. 66 on the money list. Only the top 60 are eligible for the final event in Dubai.


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