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Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010

Jerry Rice disqualified at Nationwide


By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

MILL SPRING, N.C. Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has been disqualified from the Nationwide Tour event Friday because his caddie used a scope to check yardages.

Rice called the error a rookie mistake and apologized to BMW Charity Pro-Am officials. That means Rice won't take part in Saturday's third round, the last one before the field is cut for Sunday's finale.

Rice had shot a 92 on Thursday, the highest score ever since the tournament began in the Carolinas in 1992. He had rebounded a bit Friday with an 82 at Bright's Creek Golf Club before he was told of his mistake.

Rice also said he would not try to play as a pro at future Nationwide events. He missed the cut at the Fresh Express Classic last month in his tour debut.