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Jim Furyk disqualified from Barclays after oversleeping

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jim-furyk-overslept.JPGGolfer Jim Furyk was disqualified from the Barclays after oversleeping and missing his tee time at this morning's pro-am event.

Furyk, who is number three on the FedExCup list this year, snoozed past his 7:30 appointment to hit the links. Rules dictate that any player missing the pro-am -- except for injury or family emergency -- isn't eligible for the tournament.

Furyk said that he uses his cell phone as an alarm clock and that he awoke to a powerless phone this morning.

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I believe Jim is a class act. He won't blame his caddie for a personal issue. Just like he didn't whine and ask for variance of the rule. Golf is golf and rules are rules. Whether you love it or think it's a good walk spoilt, there are concrete standards. Too bad the world is now so "relative." I hope Jim laughs at this, uses it to capitalize on some new, creative sponsorship and does well wherever he plays.

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