Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Goosen disqualified after sleep-in
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Posted: 2249 GMT (0649 HKT)

Goosen missed his tee-off time and has been disqualified LOS ANGELES -- Two-time US Open winner Retief Goosen was disqualified after he overslept and missed his tee off time for the Pro-Am portion of the $4.8 million PGA Los Angeles event.

The 36-year-old South African, who finished a career best sixth on the PGA Tour money list in 2004, was scheduled to tee off in the first group of the day on Wednesday.

Goosen, at number five in the world, was the highest-ranked player in the competition behind Tiger Woods.
The absence of Goosen leaves two-time defending Los Angeles champion Mike Weir (sixth) as the top-ranked golfer behind Woods, who is number two.

Goosen collected $3.89m on the tour last year after winning the US Open and the season-ending Tour Championship.

Alternate John Elliott, of the US, will replace Goosen.

Source: CNN

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