Scorecard Blunder Earns Jordan Spieth Suspension

Jordan Spieth

Texan Jordan Spieth paid a steep price for signing an erroneous score and stepping out of the area. The Genesis Invitational has been plagued by a series of unfortunate events. First Tiger Woods had to withdraw after being affected by flu-like symptoms. He required an IV at the clubhouse.

And now Jordan Spieth, another of the big draws at the tournament, has been forced out for a costly mistake. The Professional Golfers’ Association announced that the three-time major winner walked out of the designated scoring area. He posted on X, formerly Twitter, that he was under the impression that he had correctly completed all the procedures and made sure it was correct.

Spieth took full responsibility for his debacle. He said that rules were rules and it was hurtful to be forced out of the tournament which he loves so much. He said he appreciated the support he received in LA.

Kevin Pietersen Slams Jordan Spieth’s Suspension: ‘Golf In An Absolute Mess’

There were complaints on social media that Jordan Spieth’s misfortune could have been avoided if professional tournaments with automated leaderboards and TV scoring had not been overseen by rules that govern club competitions. Many said that the punishment was way more severe than the crime.

For England cricket and amateur golfer Kevin Pietersen has slammed the turn of events. He commented that the game was a complete mess and that it should not have happened to a star of Spieth’s stature. He termed the chain of events as plain madness and called for changing the rules. He said that a penalty was justified. The suspension of Jordan Spieth wasn’t. he said that the golfer should still be playing.

But the tournament rules are clear. It is clearly stated that players should check the scores carefully and raise errors, if any, with the tournament committee.