Eddie Pepperell entered the 3rd round of the Turkish Airlines Open 10-strokes off the lead but got disqualified after failing to complete his 13th hole. Pepperell ran out of golf balls as he hit an approach shot into a water hazard by the green.
“Eddie hit his shots to the green, then came over to tell us he had run out of balls,” – Martin Kaymer
Pepperell was 2 over for the round before the mishap in Turkey. He’s currently ranked 41st in the Race to Dubai with a pair of events remaining in the season.
Eddie Pepperell is one of the European Tour’s more intriguing personalities and he added to his persona on Saturday at the Turkish Airlines Open by playing the role of Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy. Per The Associated Press: England’s Eddie Pepperell did not even finish his round and was disqualified for failing to complete the fourth hole, his 13th of the day.