Jason Kokrak disqualified from Travelers Championship after failing to complete round


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Three-time PGA Tour winner Jason Kokrak is rumored to be one of the players ready to join LIV Golf and after his unusual departure from the Travelers Championship on Friday, that rumor seems more like a possibility now.

Kokrak was disqualified from the Travelers Championship Friday after failing to complete its final hole and submit a scorecard, according to the PGA Tour.

Jason Kokrak, of Hudson, OH, hits from the 16th tee during the first round of the Travelers Championship on June 23, 2022, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT.
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He finished the first round tied for 15th at 3 under, hitting 9 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in regulation time, but his second day seemed over long before the final hole.

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Kokrak reached the 18th hole four over after his second double bogey of the day. On his second shot with only 43 yards on the hole, he threw the ball “87 yards into the unknown” and simply picked it up and left, according to GolfDigest.

Jason Kokra of the United States plays his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the 2022 USOpen Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Jason Kokra of the United States plays his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the 2022 USOpen Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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Social media users speculated that it was Kokrak’s way of saying goodbye to the PGA Tour and hello to the Saudi-backed rival league, but according to Action Network’s Jason Sobel, the actions of Kokrak were more of a courtesy to fellow golfers.

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“Texted Will McGirt who was playing with Kokrak. They didn’t realize the ball went OB,” Sobel said in a tweet. “By the time he was able to figure out where to drop off, the group behind were waiting. He didn’t want to hold them back and was going to the MC anyway. But it wasn’t a life outing on the PGA Tour.”

Tournament winner Jason Kokrak holds the trophy during presentation ceremonies following the final round of the Houston Open golf tournament on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Houston.

Tournament winner Jason Kokrak holds the trophy during presentation ceremonies following the final round of the Houston Open golf tournament on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Houston.
(AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

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There is no official word on whether Kokrak will join LIV Golf. Brooks Koepka and Abraham Ancer were the last PGA Tour members to join.


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