After an opening-round 77, Peter Hanson was unlikely to win the 2016 U.S. Open. Now, though, he has no chance.
Hanson was disqualified Friday for signing an incorrect scorecard following his second round at Oakmont. The Swede made a 5 on the 11th hole during the second round but signed for a 4 instead. Hanson tallied 75 strokes in his second 18, so even if he correctly signed his scorecard, he and his 12-over total would have been sent packing after the 36-hole cut came down on Saturday.
The 38-year-old’s best finish at the U.S. Open is a tie for seventh in 2011, and he placed 30th at Oakmont in 2007. His best finish in a major is a tie for third at the 2012 Masters, where he held the 54-hole lead.
Hanson was also a member of Europe’s victorious 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cup squads.
– Kevin Casey