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PGA Tour tweaks rule on attendance

Updated: September 1, 2010, 9:06 AM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

The PGA Tour has suspended its rule that kept Jim Furyk from playing in last week's Barclays tournament because he overslept and missed his tee time for the pre-tournament pro-am.

Furyk, who had been ranked third in the FedEx Cup standings, overslept because his cell phone alarm failed to work.

He scurried to get to the course in time but was late, meaning automatic ineligibility for the tournament -- a rule put in place in 2004 to combat a growing a number of instances ...

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