There are four players in this game. Monday qualified for this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, but by Tuesday afternoon, the focus had shifted to one man who didn’t.
Ryan McCormick lipping out three straight putts, including a 2-footer and a raked-back tap-in, was captured on video by the PGA Tour. He then tried to scoop the ball up in disdain, only for it to roll into his playing opponent, who then tossed the ball to McCormick, who then flung it off screen underhandedly.
His day had come to an end.
Mondays will do it to you. pic.twitter.com/NpNwwmFxER
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 3, 2022
The 30-year-old St. Johns product was officially reported as a withdrawal after 14 holes of even-par golf. It’s unclear what score McCormick would have earned on the hole if he had recovered himself and sunk his next putt.
This won’t be McCormick’s off week, as the Korn Ferry Tour member was scheduled to travel from Lorton, Virginia, to College Grove, Tennessee, where he’ll compete in the KFT’s Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation. McCormick has missed four of his last five cuts on the PGA Tour, but he is in a tie for 23rd place in points courtesy to a runner-up performance at the Astara Golf Championship in February.
In the Wells Fargo, Canada’s Drew Nesbitt shot 6-under 64; Norman Xiong, a former Haskins Award winner from Oregon, shot 65; Nicholas Thompson, Lexi Thompson’s older brother, shot 66; and former Tour winner David Lingmerth, who won a four-man playoff with Steve Marino, Brett Stegmaier, and Lee Detmer.