124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

The Loop

Another Argentine scorecard error

April 25, 2009

Two weeks after Angel Cabrera single-handedly slayed the Argentine ghost of mathematical errors past by winning the Masters in a three-way playoff, thereby avenging the 1968 scoring miscue of his countryman, Roberto DeVicenzo, the defending champion of the Zurich Classic, Argentine Andres Romero, was disqualified at the conclusion of 36 holes for signing an incorrect scorecard.

Romero, who shot 73-76 and would have missed the cut handily in any event, signed for a five on the par five 18th hole at the TPC of Louisiana when he actually made a six. He is rumored to have said nothing at all like, "What a stupid I am." Something more like adios would have been appropriate.

-- Jim Moriarty