Thomas Detry Gets Disqualified From BMW PGA Championship Over Frustrating Reason

Published 09/10/2021, 3:48 PM EDT
Golf – Scottish Open – The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Britain – July 10, 2021 Belgium’s Thomas Detry during the third round REUTERS/Russell Cheyne


The 2021 BMW PGA Championship is currently underway at the Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey, England. Moreover, after round two, the tournament has had an enthralling start. However, an unusual thing happened after the second round at the 2021 BMW PGA Championship. Thomas Detry, one of the leading golfers on the European Tour, was disqualified from the tournament.  

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The 28-year-old Belgian golfer was disqualified from the event as he signed an incorrect scorecard. This incident took place after his round 2 at the Wentworth Golf Club. And now, even after making the cut at the BMW PGA Championship, he won’t be able to play the remaining two rounds. 

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Thomas Detry disqualified after Round 2 at the 2021 BMW PGA Championship

Golf – Scottish Open – The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Britain – July 10, 2021 Belgium’s Thomas Detry during the third round REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The organizers decided to disqualify him based on signing the incorrect scorecard. And according to R&A, the governing body of golf, a player is disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. But this is applicable only if the player has written the score lower than the actual one. And unfortunately, that’s what Thomas Detry did after round two and faced a suspension from the event. 

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Meanwhile, Detry had made the cut comfortably as he scored -5, while the cutline was at -2. He was ranked at 24th place going into moving day and certainly would have finished in the top 30 given the rhythm which he was in. But sadly, because of one mistake, he had to pay a huge price as his Ryder Cup contention is also on the line. 

Moreover, there was a lot of confusion regarding his disqualification as the organizers didn’t announce the reason. But the Phil Casey of PA Media responded to questions of why they gave him the DQ tag. “Signed for a wrong (lower) score.”  

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Meanwhile, Kiradech Aphibarnrat currently leads the event with a score of -12. However, there are around twelve players who are four strokes or fewer from the lead. So, going into round three, the leaderboard is shaping up for a cliffhanger of a finish. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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