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On a day of shock and confusion at Riviera, Jordan Spieth’s bizarre disqualification became a subplot at the Genesis Invitational. 

There was huge concern amongst golf fans when Tiger Woods climbed into a buggy and was driven off the course just six holes into his second round in Los Angeles.

It transpired that Woods’ withdrew because of illness, with longtime business partner Rob McNamara confirming the 48-year-old “started feeling dizzy” and “potentially picked up some kind of flu.”

And like the 15-time major champion, Spieth also won’t be teeing it up this weekend after being DQ’d for the first time in 263 tournaments he has played on the PGA Tour.

• Tiger Woods withdraws from Genesis Invitational

• Patrick Cantlay blasted by ex-pro: ‘Nail him with huge fine’

The former world No.1 signed for the wrong scorecard at the end of his second round, signing for a three rather than a four on the par-3 fourth hole.

On that hole, Spieth missed the green to the left and missed a short par putt. He had been three behind leader Patrick Cantlay at the turn, but made a double bogey on 18 and ended his round ten shots back.

Spieth accepted his mistake with a post on X. “Today, I signed for an incorrect scorecard and stepped out of the scoring area, after thinking I went through all procedures to make sure it was correct,” he wrote.

“Rules are rules, and I take full responsibility. I love this tournament and golf course as much as any on @PGATour so it hurts to not have a run at the weekend.”

Cantlay, meanwhile, takes a formidable five-shot lead into the weekend at 13-under after a superb second round 65. The chasing pack at eight-under includes Jason Day, Luke List and Mackenzie Hughes.

Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, battled back from a nightmare first round to make the cut after shooting a five-under 66 at the $20m tournament.

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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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