PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Cameron Tringale began the FedEx Cup playoffs with a 66 and a clear conscience.
Tringale decided to disqualify himself from the PGA Championship several days after the final major ended. He was uncertain whether he whiffed a tap-in for bogey on the 11th hole of the final round at Valhalla. Tringale decided to leave nothing to chance, so he called the PGA of America and was disqualified.
He tied for 33rd and gave up $53,000. He also lost 37 FedEx Cup points. That could come in handy as he tries to make his way to Atlanta for the Tour Championship.
Tringale says he didn't want to play the game and have his integrity in question.
His 66 at Ridgewood gave him an early share of the lead at The Barclays.