PGA Tour veteran Alex Cejka was disqualified from The Honda Classic after rules officials deemed his green-reading book to be “too large.”
Long controversial, especially with fans and traditionalists, the green-reading materials allow golfers (and caddies) to better read the slopes and contours of a green.
In order to speed up play, however, a new rule in 2019 (Rule 4.3) limits the scaling of grids to 3/8-inch equaling 5 yards of the green. Additionally, a yardage or green book must be limited to a pocket-size of 4.25 x 7 inches.
Cejka’s playing partner, Cameron Tringale, first noticed the green-reading book was an older (larger) version, and apparently told Tour Officials, who inspected his book on the 14th hole, and DQ’d the 48-year old immediately.
“It was brought to the committee’s attention that Alex might possibly be using some old greens reading materials, and so we were obligated to check it out,” PGA Tour rules official Robby Ware said, according to Golf Channel.
Cejka was even-par for the tournament at the time.